Ellyn Bogdanoff brings in impressive haul of campaign cash

Sun Sentinel

She entered the race late, but former state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff is demonstrating her past prowess as a fundraising juggernaut.

During the two-week period from July 5 through July 18, Bogdanoff raised an eye-popping $85,520. The latest figure, which hasn’t yet been reported by the state Division of Elections, comes from the Bogdanoff campaign.

Combining the new amount with the $38,675 she raised from June 12 through July 4, Bogdanoff has already taken in $124,195.

Bogdanoff, a Fort Lauderdale Republican, didn’t get in the race to reclaim her old state Senate seat until June 12.

She’s running a rematch against state Sen. Maria Sachs, a Democrat who defeated Bogdanoff in 2012 in Florida’s most hotly contested state Senate election. The rematch is  expected to be another blistering hot contest, with political analysts saying it is the most competitive Senate contest in the state.

Sachs started raising re-election cash almost immediately after she won the 2012 contest.

Since Jan. 14, 2013, she’s taken in $212,335 plus another $32,884 in so-called in kind contributions of goods and services through July 4.

Of that, Sachs has spent $30,457.

From June 12 through July 4, Bogdanoff spent $6,734.

They're competing in the 34th Senate district, which takes in northeast Broward and southeast Palm Beach County, from roughly Fort Lauderdale to Boynton Beach.

 

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