Lindsay Cross, Jennifer Webb team up to raise campaign cash
Lindsay Cross and Jennifer Webb are raising campaign funds together Wednesday evening during in Indian Rocks Beach. The two Democrats are running for seats in the Florida Senate and House, respectively.
Cross is running against Incumbent Republican Jeff Brandes for the Senate District 24 race in St. Petersburg. Webb is running for the open House District 69 seat against Republican Ray Blacklidge. Kathleen Peters is vacating the seat to run for Pinellas County Commission.
The fundraiser is important to both candidates. Cross is lagging behind Brandes in campaign funding by nearly $800,000. Brandes has raised $866,000. Cross has pulled in less than $90,000.
Webb had a commanding lead in campaign cash over her opponent up until this month. Blacklidge has now out-raised Webb by about $47,000. Webb does have more cash on hand though. She did not have to wage a primary battle. Blacklidge spent more than $70,000 during his primary campaign against Jeremy Bailie.
Indian Rocks Beach Mayor Cookie Kennedy and Belleair Beach City Council member Wanda Schwerer are hosting the fundraiser at the Beach Art Center in Indian Rocks Beach from 6-8 Wednesday.
A flyer announcing the event asks if voters love the state’s waters,