Rep. Vern Buchanan raised $3.34 million through the third quarter for his reelection campaign. The Sarasota Republican this year seeks an eighth term representing Florida’s 16th Congressional District.
That includes roughly $300,000 raised in the last quarter. That’s less than the $1.1 million Democratic opponent Margaret Good said she raised in the same quarter, but the incumbent sits on $1,079,260 in cash heading into the last month of the campaign.
The Buchanan campaign made clear he did not put in any of his own money this quarter.
Good’s official report shows she finished the quarter with $170,059, less than a sixth what Buchanan has available to spend. That’s after dropping upward of $1.8 million over the past three months.
At the end of the second quarter, Buchanan had $1.67 million and Good had $1.04 million.
For its part, the Buchanan campaign broadcast strength as it heads into the last weeks of the race.
“This is a race between a bipartisan congressman who has successfully passed 22 bills into law under three different presidents and a partisan gadfly with zero accomplishments whose campaign unraveled out of the starting gate and never recovered,” said Buchanan campaign manager Max Goodman.