Ben Diamond hits $1.2 million target in CD 13 campaign

The sum includes more than $240,000 raised in the first quarter of 2022.

State Representative Ben Diamond has raised more than $1.2 million while running for Florida’s 13th congressional district, his campaign announced Monday.

The sum includes more than $240,000 raised in the first quarter of 2022, his campaign said. The latest haul keeps Diamond on top as the top Democratic fundraiser in the CD 13 race. The majority of contributions came from Pinellas County donors contributing $100 or less, according to his campaign.

“Rep. Diamond’s continued fundraising momentum is proof of the growing enthusiasm for his candidacy. Voters across this community support his commitment to cutting costs, tackling the climate crisis and standing up for our fundamental freedoms,” Diamond’s campaign manager said. King of Jena said in a statement. “Pinellas County residents are sending a loud and clear message – Ben Diamond is the best candidate to deliver for Florida’s 13th congressional district, just as he did for six years as a member of Florida House They will not be swayed by the millions of dollars spent on TV ads by an out-of-state hedge fund billionaire trying to buy this primary election.

The CD 13 race will be one to watch closely in the 2022 midterms. Candidates are racing to replace the incumbent Democratic US Representative. charlie christ as he runs for governor. However, the district’s competitiveness will ultimately hinge on the new state-approved congressional map. Govt. Ron DeSantis current proposal changes the composition of the neighborhood from a Biden +4 seat to an almost Trump +7 quarter.

Diamond faces another state representative. Michele Rayner-Goolsby and Eric Lynneformer national security adviser under the president barack obamain the Democratic Primary for CD 13.

The Democratic candidate will face the winner of the crowded Republican primary. GOP field includes former prosecutor Kevin Hayslettnonprofit founder Audrey Hensonair force veteran Anna Paulina Lunarepublican strategist Amanda Makki and Christine Quinn. Makki lost the Republican primary to Luna in 2020.

When it comes to fundraising, Luna closed out 2021 leading on both sides of the field with just over a million dollars raised. Diamond ended 2021 just under a million, but announced in January that it had reached seven figures.

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