TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Republican Party of Florida raised $7.46 million from April 1 through Thursday, slightly more than the amount raised by its Democratic counterpart, according to newly filed finance reports.
The Florida Democratic Party pulled in $7.33 million during the period.
The GOP outspent Democrats during the period by a margin of $5.42 million to $3.3 million.
Both parties were aided by contributions from political committees linked to statewide candidates.
For example, the Democratic Party received nearly $1.52 million from All About Florida, a political committee linked to gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine.
Similarly, the GOP received $1.54 million from Florida Grown, a political committee tied to gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam.