Crisafulli Hits $300k for Election Campaign
By News Service of Florida // February 11, 2014
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TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — Incoming House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, has hit $300,000 in campaign contributions for his re-election bid this fall, far more than any other House candidate, according to newly filed finance reports.
Crisafulli, who is slated to become speaker after the November elections, raised $19,450 in January, bringing his overall total to $300,193. Other top House fund-raisers include Rep. Dana Young, R-Tampa, who has raised an overall total of $201,011 and Rep. Matt Hudson, R-Naples, who has raised a total of $172,250. Those numbers only reflect contributions to campaign accounts and not to affiliated political committees. Among the top fund-raisers in January were Rep. Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes, who gathered $32,025 and Rep. Jose Javier Rodriguez, D-Miami, who raised $31,430. Also, Santa Rosa Beach Republican Jan Hooks, who is seeking to replace term-limited Rep. Marti Coley, R-Marianna, reported raising $49,250 during January. Hooks contributed $20,000 of that amount.
Crisafulli is opposed by Democrat Joseph Winfield Murray of Merritt Island.