Thursday, July 12, 2012

Adam Tebrugge raises almost $17,000 in race against Rep. Jim Boyd (UPDATED)

Adam Tebrugge, who is challenging state. Rep. Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton, for a seat in the Florida House of Representatives, raised almost $17,000 during the three-month period that ended July 6, according a campaign finance report filed with the Florida Division of Elections.

He remains far behind Boyd in fund-raising, but in a news release Tebrugge, a Democrat, noted that he has restricted himself to only collecting contributions of a $100 or left. Under state law, donors can contribute up to $500 per candidate per election.

“This campaign is powered by people, not by special interests,” Tebrugge, a former assistant public defender and Bradenton attorney, said in a news release. “While the insurance companies and phosphate interests are lining up to support Jim Boyd, my contributions come from homeowners, retirees and working people like you and me.”

Tebrugge also has loaned his campaign $2,500, according to his filing.

Boyd's report covering activity from April 1 to July 6 was not yet available on the Division of Elections website -- the report isn't due until Friday. But in the filing covering the first three months of the year, Boyd reported he had raised more than $99,000 for his re-election campaign. After deducting the more than $9,200 he had spent, Boyd had almost $90,000 in the bank.

As of July 6, Tebrugge had spent more than $5,500, according to his report.

Boyd and Tebrugge are the only candidates for their respective parties for the newly drawn District 71, so they will not face each other on the ballot until the Nov. 6 general election.

In another local House race, Rep. Greg Steube reported raising more than $7,700 in the second quarter, bringing his total take to more than $85,000. He has spent more than $7,700 on his re-election effort.

Bob McCann, a write-in candidate challenging Steube in District 73, reported that as of July 6, he had raised $3,105 and spent more than $6,900.

To read the reports for yourself, go here.

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