Already holding huge financial edges over their challengers, Attorney General Pam Bondi and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater last week received influxes of state matching funds, according to campaign-finance reports filed Friday.
Bondi received $265,440 and Atwater received $332,285 in matching funds.
Bondi’s contribution total, including the matching funds, was $1,775,636 as of July 25, and the Republican attorney general had spent only $154,155.
One of Bondi’s Democratic challengers, George Sheldon, reported raising $10,115 from July 19 to July 25, giving him an overall total of $295,976.
Sheldon’s opponent in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary, Perry Thurston, reported raising $5,501 from July 19 to July 25, giving him an overall total of $175,360.
Combined with other money he has raised for his re-election bid, the Republican Atwater had collected a total of $2.37 million as of July 25, while spending only $124,031, according to his report.
Updated figures for Atwater’s Democratic opponent, William “Will” Rankin, were not posted on the state Division of Elections website Friday evening.
Rankin had raised a total of $14,340 as of July 18.