On top of his strong showing, Shoaf's political committee, Protect Our North Florida Values, hauled in $41,000 in campaign contributions from January to February, with an additional $15,000 coming on March 7 from Simpson Nurseries.
Meanwhile, the committee only spent $10,933.97 in January and February, with additional expenditures in March totaling $4036.25. This gives Shoaf's committee $41,029.78 on hand.
Watkins got out to an early lead in the fundraising department, raking in money prior to former state Representative Halsey Beshears accepting a position in Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration. The CEO of Big Bend Community Based Care had an early fundraising advantage compared to the rest of the field -- he was actively raising money since the start of 2018 in an effort to replace Beshears after he reached his term limit in 2020.
To date, Watkins has raised $190.217 compared to Shoaf's $169,476. But when you add in Shoaf's PAC, his lead jumps to $210,476 with four weeks left until the primary on April 9.
On the other hand, Watkins has $155,563.06 on hand spend, compared to Shoaf's $126,515.29 on hand total. To date, Watkins' campaign has spent $34,653.94, compared to Shoaf expenditures totaling $83,960.71.
Shoaf and Watkins are without question the front runners when it comes to fundraising.
Lynda Bell, a former mayor of Homestead in South Florida, raised $12,025 -- loaning her campaign $10,000 during the same period. Bell's campaign spent $2,291.82, as well.
The other Republican, Virginia Fuller, did not have a fundraising totals listed on the website.
As for the lone Democrat in the race, Ryan Terrell has raised a total of $6,090, with $4,000 coming from personal loans. Terrell's campaign has spent $2,104.30 since December 19.
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