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Florida Republican Fundraising Surpassese Democrats

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Florida Republicans and their supporters have opened up their wallets for this year's elections.

Between April 1st and August 9th, the Republican Party of Florida has collected nearly $9.1 million, more than four times as much as the Florida Democratic Party brought in, according to newly filed reports.

The GOP has raised a total of $12 million this year.

The Democratic Party raised about $2.2 million during the recent period and has collected slightly more than $3.3 million this year. Progress Energy, which recently merged with Duke Energy, was one of the top donors to the GOP since April 1, contributing $560,000. Other big donors included Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who gave $250,000.

The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.


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