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Miami Rep. Carlos Curbelo says he raised $362K last quarter


Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo collected about $362,000 for his re-election during the first three months of the year, his campaign told the Miami Herald on Friday.

That number puts Curbelo ahead of one of his Democratic rivals, former Rep. Joe Garcia, whose campaign announced earlier Friday a haul of about $325,000. The other Democrat in the running, Annette Taddeo, has yet to release her totals, though none of her prior quarters have reached Garcia's latest number.

Neither of the Democrats, who must confront each other in the Aug. 30 primary, is anywhere near Curbelo in terms of how much money they have in the bank. He has more than $1.7 million cash on hand remaining from the nearly $2.3 million he's amassed so far, his campaign said.

The campaign added that about a fifth of his contributions from Jan. 1 through March 31 came from the Florida Keys. The 26th congressional district extends from Westchester to Key West.