Murphy raises another $675,000, widens money advantage over potential GOP challengersby George Bennett | April 4th, 2014
Freshman Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, raised more than $675,000 for his re-election bid in the first quarter of 2014, widening his money advantage over the Republicans vying to unseat him.
Murphy’s campaign says the incumbent began April with $2.2 million in cash on hand.
Republicans hold a slight registration edge in Murphy’s Palm Beach-Treasure Coast District 18. Six Republicans have opened campaigns for the seat, which the national GOP has called a top target. Former state Rep. Carl Domino of Jupiter has been the GOP money leader, raising $121,464 from contributors adding $275,000 of his own money through the end of December.
Domino told PostOnPolitics.com that he added another $150,000 of his own money during the quarter that ended March 31 and raised less than that from contributors.
Former Tequesta councilman Calvin Turnquest raised “significantly less” than Domino’s personal contribution during the first quarter, campaign manager Jacob Perry said.
Fundraising reports for the first quarter are due April 15.