Under fire and under the microscope for his Cuba policies, an investigation nagging former staffers and his use of the word "Taliban" on the House floor, U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia is still pulling in impressive loads of cash for his reelection campaign.
The Democrat raised $411,000 in the third quarter, spent $171,400 and has more than $1 million in the bank, an adviser said. The third quarter haul was smaller than the second and first quarters ($440k and $550k, respectively).
Garcia's main Republican rival, Miami-Dade School Board Member Carlos Curbelo, reported $450,000 for the third quarter -- however the money included rollover funds from his exploratory committee the quarter before.The press release:
Today Congressman Joe Garcia’s re-election campaign announced having raised over $1.4 million for the 2014 election cycle with over $1 million cash on hand. The campaign raised $410,000 for the quarter, which spanned from July 1st to September 30th. Garcia is in a strong position to hold his seat next November with roughly a $1 million fundraising advantage over his closest Republican opponent in a district that is trending Democratic. Garcia has received over 1,700 contributions for the cycle.
“I am honored by the overwhelming support as I work on finding a commonsense solution to the totally unnecessary government shutdown that is hurting our community and country" said Garcia.