Annette Taddeo added more than $ 10,000 in June to his race to retain his seat representing District 40 of the Florida Senate, and the majority of that came from grassroots fundraising.
So far, she runs unopposed.
Last month’s loot marked the biggest one-month gain in the Miami-Dade County Democrat’s re-election campaign, which she launched more than two years ago.
Forty-two individual donors contributed between $ 4.50 and $ 1,000, the maximum amount allowed. Her average individual donation was $ 146. In May, the 47 campaign contributions reported to the Florida Elections Division came from individual donors.
Taddeo’s fundraising approach follows his criticisms and actions taken against so-called âblack moneyâ politics. Last year, she sued the Floridians for Equality and Justice political committee and asked the Miami-Dade state prosecutor Katherine Fernandez Rundle to investigate the PC, which funded attack announcements targeting the democratic ally Patricia sigman in his unsuccessful campaign for a seat in the Central Florida Senate, but did not name its donors.
Miami’s huge construction and development industry included most of Taddeo’s corporate and organizational donations last month. The holding company for real estate, transportation and infrastructure Florida East Coast Industries, the parent company of the Brightline intercity rail service, which is building a new line to Orlando that will connect PortMiami and Disney World, donated $ 3,000.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, a union with an office in Miami, donated $ 1,000. The same goes for the Florida Internet & Television telecommunications industry group, which filed a petition this month oppose Florida Power & Light’s plan to increase tariffs over the next four years.
FPL’s political committee, Nextera Energy, which donated $ 37,000 to local and state campaigns and spent $ 2.2 million on federal races, did not give Taddeo.
Contributions to Taddeo’s campaign through mid-2020 were mostly donations of $ 1,000 from lobbying and law firms, trade groups, fire and transport workers’ unions, and companies based in Florida like Publix and the auto group JM Family Enterprises, which typically give Republicans a lot more. candidates, according to Center for Responsive Policy.
Between January and May, she received a handful of donations of $ 1,000. Two were from gas station chain holdings.
The $ 6,239 his campaign spent in June is by far the most depleted to date in a 30-day period. The next closest was in January 2020, when he spent $ 560.
Most of the last month’s expenses went to Orlando-based financial consulting firm Spotlight Strategies, which it paid $ 3,000; and NGP Van, a voter database and web hosting service provider that the Democratic Party uses for campaigning, fundraising, financial compliance, and organizing. She paid NGP $ 3,030.
SD 40 in Southwest Miami-Dade contains 19 unincorporated neighborhoods, including Kendall, Kendall West, Country Walk, Richmond Heights, Sunset, Tamiami, the Crossing, the Hammocks, Three Lakes, West Perrine, and Westchester.
The district has trended purple in recent years, voting in 2016 for Hillary Clinton but also elect republican Franck Artiles, who resigned a year after a racist tirade.
Taddeo, who previously ran unsuccessfully for local, state and federal offices, defeated the Republican JosÃ© Felix Diaz at return the blue seat in a special election in 2017.
A year later, she was re-elected ahead of the Republican lawyer Marili Cancio by a margin of 7 percentage points.