Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book in December came close to her best fundraising months, raising $119,500 to defend her Senate District 32 seat.
The biggest, single donation – $15,000 – came from the West Palm Beach-based trust of a billionaire businessman, M. Jude Reyes, whose food and distribution company is fast-food giant McDonald’s largest distributor.
After expenditures, Book has nearly $2.7 million in available cash between her committee and her personal account. Her fundraising also raises money for other Democratic candidates.
As things stand now, Book has drawn a challenger in SD 32. But that challenger, Diana Bivona Belviso, reports no campaign cash.
– Anne Geggis, Florida Politics