« "Recruiting Scandal: The House GOP's desperate choice for desperate times" | Main | Butterworth announces resignation »

Martinez and Kosmas make the top 10 of House $$$ raisers

According to CQ Politics, Democrats -- including Florida's Raul Martinez and Suzanne Kosmas -- "comprise nine of the 10 most cash-rich challengers to incumbents of the opposite party.

"The large cash-on-hand totals posted by these Democrats are one sign party officials are hopeful of a number of seat takeovers in November," the site says.

Martinez, who is challenging Republican Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart for relection, placed sixth with $1.08 million. The article notes Martinez is the former mayor of Hialeah, "a south Florida city of 226,000 residents, most of whom live in the 21st." It notes that Diaz-Balart, who has $1.8 million cash on hand, "has run without Democratic opposition in six of his eight elections. One of the exceptions was in 2006, when Diaz-Balart took 59.5 percent of the vote against a little-known Democrat."

Kosmas, who is challenging Rep. Tom Feeney, R-Oviedo, ranked 9th with $936,000. Feeney is unopposed in the Aug. 26 primary, while Kosmas is favored against Clint Curtis, who took 42 percent of the vote as Feeney’s 2006 Democratic opponent.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The comments to this entry are closed.