Politics & Policy

Candidates Push Fundraising in Advance of August Primary

“We need to raise $50,000 online before that date in order to go on the air and stay there,” wrote Kendrick Meek, Democratic Senate candidate, in an email to supporters on Monday afternoon. “We’re just days away from the biggest deadline in this race so far, and I need you more than ever before.” Meek is under a primary threat from the self-financed Jeff Greene, and the candidates’ finance reports are due Aug. 4.

Voter registration for the primary closed yesterday, and because Florida is a “closed primary” state only party members are allowed to cast primary ballots for party candidates. The primary election is Aug. 24, but early voting begins Aug. 9.

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