PLANT CITY A recent fundraiser for the re-election of U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross topped its $20,000 goal.
The final amount was still being tallied, but Art Wood, one of the organizers, expected the event to have cleared $23,000.
About 50 people attended the fundraiser for the Lakeland Republican, who is running for his third term. Wood and his wife Mary and George and Cassandra Banning hosted the gathering.
The fundraiser was at the Bannings’ Walden Lake home.
Wood, former chairman of the Hillsborough County GOP party, said this event raised more money than any two previous fundraisers he hosted for Ross.