Former state Rep. Bill Galvano, who up to a month ago was unopposed in his bid for a seat in the Florida Senate, collected more than $40,000 in contributions during the second quarter of 2012, according to records filed with the Florida Division Election.
Between April 1 and July 6, donors contributed a total of $40,110, which brings the total raised since Galvano, a Republican attorney from Bradenton, announced his candidacy in June 2009, to more than $418,000.
Reflecting the fact that he did pick up a Democratic opponent -- Lake Placid attorney Paula House -- on the eve of the qualifying deadline last month, Galvano has been busy financing his campaign for the District 26 seat, spending $68,000 in the second quarter -- the most in any three-month period since he entered the race.
Still, Galvano is flush with cash. As of June 30, he had more than $185,000 cash on hand, according to his filings.
As of Friday afternoon, any filings by House were not available on the Division of Elections website. The deadline for filing is today.
For a detailed look at Galvano's campaign finance reports, go here.
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