Crisafulli Hits $300k for Election Campaign

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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.

Rep. Crisafulli. Image courtesy of Florida House of Representatives.

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.