District 8 Challenger, to Lynda Bell, Daniella Levine Cava posted $138,957 in one month on her campaign report. That is unheard of. She collected from 590 donors. If you include the in-kind contributions it is $144,339.
That is more than Pepe Diaz, and Rebeca Sosa have raised, both incumbents. Lynda Bell with the help of Mayor Carlos Gimenez and a host of lobbyists has raised $183,325 in eleven months from 424 donors. I guess she will have to hit them up again. Maybe they won't be so sure she will win now, not with Daniella's fundraising power. When a grassroots candidate is this strong with fundraising skills, they are hard to beat.
This is a real challenge, Daniella is a serious contender. If you didn't think so before, you had better change your thinking.
Remember Jean Monestime had $106,775 to Dorrin Rolle's $388,408 and Monestime won. Mark Bell, Lynda Bell's husband, had more than $100,000 when he ran for Mayor and Porter had less than half the money and he won with 55.51%.
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