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November 24, 2014

Sink Far Outraises Jolly, But Outside Groups Far Outspend Both

Democrat Alex Sink and Republican David Jolly have spent over $2 million for their March 11th special election, but national outside groups have spent three times as much trying to impact on the Florida 13th Congressional District election.

Sink reported she raised twice as much as Jolly during the first month and half of this year, and Sink is carrying an almost $800,000 cash advantage into the final weeks of the campaign.

Alex Sink, D-Fla., reported she had receipts of $1,307,319 and disbursements of $1,478,581 from January 1st through February 19th, leaving $971,587 cash on hand, and no debts. Sink received $463,875 from individuals giving $200 or less, and $588,948 from individuals giving more than $200. She received $209,000 from PACs and other committees, and $42,362 in transfers from other committees.

Of the itemized donors, 1,269 came from Florida and gave $434,288. California donors gave $29,445. New York donors gave $20,431. Itemized individual donors from DC/MD/VA gave $36,438.  The campaign spent $1.2 million on media buys and media production.

David Jolly, R-Fla., reported receipts of $638,537 and disbursements of $529,302 from January 1st through February 19th, leaving $182,189 cash on hand, and $161,739 in debts. Jolly received $27,577 from individuals giving $200 or less, and $274,895 from individuals giving more than $200. Jolly received $226,100 from PACs and other committees, as well as $99,965 in transfers from other committees.

Of the itemized donors Jolly received 214 contributions from Florida, totaling $217,695. Itemized individual donors from DC/MD/VA gave $412,125. The committee paid $302,920 for media production and media ads. They spent $75,594 on direct mail services.

Although the two campaigns have spent $2 million this year, outside groups and organizations have reported spending over $6 million trying to impact on the election, primarily with negative media advertisements. View earlier posting.

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