Congressman Charlie Crist in April continued to expand his fund-raising edge in the Democratic primary for governor, collecting slightly more than $1 million through his campaign and political committee.
According to newly filed finance reports, Crist’s campaign raised $550,422 during the month and had about $1.76 million in cash on hand as of April 30.
His committee, Friends of Charlie Crist, raised $460,325 and had nearly $4.19 million on hand. Meanwhile, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, who is competing with Crist in the primary, raised a total of about $434,000 in April.
Fried collected $140,330 for her campaign account and had $1.26 million on hand as of April 30. Fried’s political committee, Florida Consumers First, raised $293,708 and had about $2.59 million on hand.
State political candidates and committees faced a Tuesday night deadline for filing updated finance reports. Reports for Sen. Annette Taddeo, a Democratic candidate for governor, had not been posted to the state Division of Elections website early Tuesday evening.