Republican Bill McCollum's camp can't fudge the numbers anymore by adding in state party money. His fundraising report filed with the Florida Division of Elections shows he raised $852,917 between July and September. Democrat Alex Sink says she raised $1.6 million during the same time period.
McCollum also received about $326,000 in "in-kind" donations, mostly in the form of office rent, campaign staff, consulting and fundraising assistance provided by the Republican Party of Florida.
He spent $188,109 in the past three months, leaving him with $1.66 million in his campaign account. Sink says she has nearly $3.6 million in cash. So 13 months before Election Day, a Democratic, female candidate for governor has a nearly $2 million advantage over the Republican frontrunner. Or to look at it another way, Sink is outraising McCollum more than 2-1.