MIAMI (AP) _ The Florida presidential primary is nine months away, but the swing state’s influential donor class is already speaking with its wallets.
Former Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign drew nearly $1 million more than Florida Sen. Marco Rubio _ in two months’ less time. And Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton outraised each of them.
The findings come from an Associated Press analysis of Federal Election Commission records filed last week.
Clinton, one of 16 candidates included in the analysis, grabbed around $3 million. That’s more than one-third of all Florida cash.
Bush’s campaign raked in at least $2.6 million, Rubio’s almost $1.8 million.
The FEC reports tell only part of the story. They don’t account for hundreds of millions of dollars flowing into super PACs not directly controlled by the candidates.