Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, generates just $5.5K since launching Miami-Dade Commission bid

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, managed to raise just over $5,500 in the 11 days since declaring her candidacy for the Miami-Dade County Commission.

Fulton entered the District 1 race in May, and started pulling in donations on May 20. The latest fundraising reports, which were due June 10, only show money raised through the end of May.

Candidates often receive an inflated fundraising total upon launching their campaign. But Fulton’s $5,500 bankroll pales in comparison to her opponent, current Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert III.

Gilbert has raised more than $276,000 since opening his campaign account in January. And while Fulton’s fundraising pace would put her on track for about $15,000 over the course of a full month, Gilbert has managed to easily beat that total in three separate months.

He raised more than $43,000 in April. Just one month earlier, he pulled in more than $54,000. And in February, Gilbert earned more than $165,000.

Gilbert’s May reports show him raising just $8,200 over the full month, which averages out to fewer dollars per day than Fulton.

One strength of Fulton’s fundraising so far is the geographic diversity. While the

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