Nikki Fried posted $1.85 million in new fundraising in July

The good news for Democrat Nikki Fried? She just reported the biggest fundraising period since launching her campaign for Governor. The bad? Her money came almost entirely from state matching funds as her donor support dries up.

Between July 23 and 29, Fried’s official campaign account reported raising $831,078 in new funding for her campaign. But $762,874 came from the state’s matching funds program. The remaining $68,204 came primarily from individual donors around the state.

By comparison, Democratic opponent Charlie Crist pulled in $505,790 in the same weeklong reporting period, but $117,889 came from donations, nearly twice the amount as Fried.

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