On 3 Public Relations presents its comprehensive data on Florida’s statewide and legislative campaign finance reports for everything raised and spent through July 18, 2014. The P3 information, which covers activities July 12-18 for statewide candidates, and July 5-18 for legislative candidates, was due to the Florida Division of Elections by midnight Friday, July 25th. Go to On3PR.com to access the latest information.
Top Senate Fundraisers
Sen. Joe Negron (R-32); $656,424.00
Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-30); $622,309.88
Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-22); $477,586.00
Sen. Jack Latvala (R-20); $448,535.00
Sen. Tom Lee (R-24); $352,625.00
Top House Fundraisers
Rep. Steve Crisafulli (R-51); $430,318.00
Candidate Brad Drake (R-5); $298,555.00
Rep. Erik Fresen (R-114); $283,322.60
Candidate Paul Renner (R-15); $246,705.74
Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen (R-78); $232,090.00
Client Spotlight: Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce
Coalition secretary and Tech Data Corporation’s John Tonnison this week submitted an opinion editorial to the Tampa Bay Times addressing the Competitive Workforce Act. “Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce coalition is a 501c(4) made up of 18 top employers, six of which are on the Fortune 500 list. The coalition’s mission is to support passage of the Florida Competitive Workforce Act, which promotes fairness and modernizes state law by banning antigay and gender-based discrimination in the workplace, housing and public accommodations.” Further, “Florida law promotes fair treatment and equal opportunity for many, but it does not offer protection based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. This contrasts with more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies that have such policies in place and 17 other states that have passed similar nondiscrimination protections. If Florida wants to attract and retain the best and the brightest and tout itself as a business-friendly environment, we are going to have to bring our laws into the 21st century.” Read the entire piece here and go to the website at www.FLCompetitiveWorkforce.com.
Reporting Schedule through the General Election
Future reporting dates for both statewide and legislative candidates are as follows:
Statewide Campaigns: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; September 5, 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 31; Daily contribution-only reports October 24-30.
Legislative Campaigns: August 1, 8, 15, 22; September 5, 19; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.