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Jim Mooney drops $81K on adverts for HD 120 as challenger ramps up spending too – Florida Politics

Islamorada Republican Rep. Jim Mooney spent $96,000 between Aug. 1 and Sept. 9 to carry onto his Home District 120 seat representing the Florida Keys and the southernmost a part of Miami-Dade County.

Greater than 84% of the cash coated promoting.

Mooney additionally raised $51,000 between his campaign account and political committee, Friends of Jim Mooney with disproportionate assist from well being care and sugar corporations.

His largest expenditure was a greater than $68,000 cost to Los Angeles-based marketing campaign promoting firm Mentzer Media Services. One other $10,000 went to Orlando-based Consensus Media. He additionally paid $2,800 to Keys Weekly, the biggest newspaper circulation in Monroe County.

The remaining went to marketing campaign repairs prices, workers reimbursements, signage and monetary consulting.

The Republican Social gathering of Florida and its Home-specific fundraising and spending equipment has given Mooney $63,500 price of in-kind assist since Aug. 1. His marketing campaign earmarked the help as going towards marketing campaign workers and phone name prices.

Mooney obtained $4,000 from corporations related to United States Sugar Corp. and $1,000 from the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association. Voice of Florida Business, a lobbying arm of Related Industries of Florida, which derives a lot of its funding from sugar corporations like U.S. Sugar and Florida Crystals, chipped in $1,000 as effectively.

Well being care organizations giving Mooney $1,000 apiece included the Florida Medical Affiliation, Dade County Medical Affiliation, Molina Healthcare Inc., Well being Community One Inc., and Fort Lauderdale-based American Remedy Directors.

Mooney additionally took $1,000 donations from Duke Power Corp., Underground Utility Contractor, and the Florida Public Utilities Co.

Different donations included $2,500 from NBCUniversal Media, $2,000 from Constitution Colleges USA, and $1,000 from American Airways.

Since successful state workplace in November 2020, Mooney has raised greater than $364,000. He had lower than $50,000 remaining by Sept. 9.

His opponent, Democratic lawyer Adam Light, has raised roughly $124,000 since submitting to run for workplace in January. Of that, he had $17,000 left between his campaign account and political committee, Adam for Democracy.

Between Aug. 1 and Sept. 9, Light spent greater than $35,000. Greater than 80% of it went to promoting.

He paid Coral Gables-based Blue Velocity Consulting $28,400 for marketing campaign mailers. He spent $3,000 on digital adverts from Washington-headquartered Compete Digital and one other $600 on textual content messaging providers from The Sexton Group in Chicago.

The rest of his spending coated service provider charges and accounting providers.

Light additionally added greater than $21,000 to his marketing campaign coffers, all of it via private checks. Most have been for lower than $100.

HD 120 spans all of Monroe County, which encompasses all of Monroe County and most of Everglades Nationwide Park, and the southernmost portion of Miami-Dade County, together with elements of Homestead, Homestead Air Reserve Base, and Biscayne Nationwide Park.

Final month, Mooney defeated Republican Main challenger Rhonda Rebman Lopez by simply 90 votes, a 0.8% margin of victory.

Light, in the meantime, defeated former congressional Chief of Workers Dan Horton-Diaz within the Democratic Main with 55.6% of the vote.

The Normal Election is on Nov. 8.

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