Juan Zapata, the incumbent, did not raise any money in May. I never saw that before. Another guy enters the race and you stop fundraising?
His opponent Joe Martinez meanwhile, is getting money from PAC's. Very bad sign. This is certainly the race to watch. Greater Florida Leadership PAC has Ron Book and Heritage Insurance ($20,000) as major contributors. The PAC Veterans for Conservation Principles is once again Heritage Insurance. They gave to Frank Artiles as well as Joe Martinez. They also got $25,000 from the Florida Roundtable. The Committee for Justice Transportation... is again Heritage Insurance of Clearwater, also Florida Leadership Committee and Florida Blue (Blue Cross). A lawyer in Tallahassee is giving a lot: Timothy Meenan. His lawfirm focuses on Insurance Regulation. This PAC is also giving to Miguel Diaz de la Portilla in his State Senate Campaign. Strong Communities of SW FL is also Heritage Insurance. This PAC is also giving to Joe Martinez and Miguel Diaz de la Portilla. Citizens for Principles Leader...can you guess who gave to them. If you guessed Heritage Insurance you would be right. They have also given to Miguel Diaz de la Portilla.
What does this Insurance company want so desperately in Miami Dade County?
Are they both depending on PAC money? Joe Matinez also has an ECO and the ECO Together for a Brighter future has raised $67,000 mostly from bad pennies, Edward Easton and Wayne Rosen. I have written plenty on these two: