Justice Leads 2nd Quarter Fundraising for SD 16
Rep. Charlie Justice, who has been tagged in the past as a lackluster fundraiser, out performed both Republican candidates. With $55,930 in hard money contributions, plus in-kind contributions totalling $19,461.69 for the quarter beginning April 1 and ending June 30.
Republican Rep. Frank Farkas raised a comparatively unimpressed $24,733.89, with only $208.50 in in-kind contributions - less than half his first quarter totals - though he still has an impressive $342,221.30 in total contributions.
Rep. Kim Berfield raised a more impressive $342,221.30 (plus $500 in-kind). She still leads all candidates in with $427,878.50 rasied. That number is bolstered by a staggering $159,714.50 rasied in the third quarter of 2005. She has failed to raise even a third of that amount since, but it has given her the largest warchest of any of the three.
Justice has only rasied $109,780 in total - though, until the last quarter, had the lowest expenditures of the three.
All numbers are courtesy of the Florida Division of Elections.