More than $8M in outside cash has been spent in congressional Primaries since qualifying

Outside political committees have spent more than $8 million in independent campaigning in Florida’s U.S. Senate and congressional elections since qualifying day in June.

The spending includes more than $1.7 million spent by two groups to support Republican state Sen. Aaron Bean’s bid in Florida’s 4th Congressional District, and more than $1 million spent mainly by one group to support Democratic organizer Maxwell Alejandro Frost in Florida’s 10th Congressional District.

Since ballot qualifying day on June 17, outside groups have spent $283,000 attacking Democratic U.S. Rep. Val Demings in the U.S. Senate contest while others have spent $100,000 supporting re-election of

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