Mack raises $758,395 in debut quarter for Senate raceby George Bennett | January 12th, 2012
Mack got into the race at the end of October.
In a new twist on the expectations game, Mack’s campaign announced last week — after the quarter had ended — that it had set a goal of raising about $500,000 in the fourth quarter. That allowed Mack spokesman David James to tell supporters today that the campaign had “smashed our previous expectations.”
To put Mack’s numbers in some perspective, former state House Majority Leader Adam Hasner of Boca Raton raised $535,000 in the third quarter for the Senate race and former appointed Sen. George LeMieux‘s top quarter was a $951,000 haul between April 1 and June 30.
Hasner and LeMieux haven’t announced fourth-quarter fundraising numbers yet. Nor has Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, who raised $1.9 million during the third quarter of 2011.