Jay Fant tops $68K for attorney general race

Jay Fant

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Republican Jay Fant, a two-term state House member from Jacksonville, raised $68,240 in contributions in June, his second month running for Florida attorney general, according to numbers posted late Monday on the state Division of Elections website.

Fant, whose money came predominantly from Jacksonville and Tallahassee, had raised an overall total of $147,815 for his campaign account as of June 30, while spending $2,260.

A report for Fant's political committee known as “Pledge This Day” posted a single $1,000 donation in June from Gate Petroleum Company of Jacksonville.

The other Republican who has announced a bid for attorney general, Ashley Moody, a former Hillsborough County circuit judge, posted $603,376 in her first month of fundraising. Moody raised $490,376 for her campaign account and another $113,000 for her political committee known as “Friends of Ashley Moody.”

Meanwhile, Democrat Ryan Torrens, an attorney from Hillsborough County, reported raising $17,935 in June, bringing his overall total to $21,552. Most of Torrens' June money came from the Tampa region, including $3,000 from the Consumer Protection Firm in Tampa, a law firm that specializes in fighting "robo-bullies."