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Florida Democratic Party ​Outraises Florida GOP, Posts $1.8 Million ​Raised ​in the First Quarter of 2018

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In the first quarter of 2018 the Florida Democratic Party posted strong fundraising numbers, raising over $1.8 million and out-raising the Florida GOP by over $325,000. This is the first full-quarter of fundraising under FDP Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo, who was elected in December.

​FDP ​Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo​ released the following statement responding to the strong quarter of fundraising:

"After twenty years of Republican rule in Tallahassee, Floridians are ready for change and want leaders who will fight for them. With an impressive number of candidates running and ​back to back special election victories​ in 2018​, Florida Democrats are out-organizing, out-raising, and out-working​ Florida​ Republicans. The FDP continues to​ speak to the issues that matter to Floridians and we are investing in a state-of-the-art field, data, and digital program​ ​to propel our Democratic candidates to victory this fall. ​Democrats are creating momentum and energy and our fundraising numbers are just the latest sign that ​our message is resonating across the state."

Q1 Fundraising Numbers:

Florida Democratic Party
$1,815,308.65

Republican Party of Florida
$1,490,182.93

​Florida Democratic Party in 2018:

The fundraising numbers come after two-major special election victories in 2018, including last week in SD 31:


See also Tampa Bay Times, October 12, 2017: Again, Florida Democratic Party Outraises Once Mighty Florida GOP
See also WCTV, August 27, 2017: Florida Democrats outraise Republicans during crucial period