St. Petersburg City Council member Darden Rice was the top fundraiser in July in the competitive race for Mayor; but she also burned through a huge chunk of her cash, leaving her trailing in available money.
Rice raised just over $61,000 between her political committee, Friends of Darden Rice, and the final week of July for her campaign.
Rice spent more than $340,000 from her committee, leaving her with just $38,000 on hand in that account. During the final week of July, she spent $53,000 from her campaign account, leaving $32,000, for a total of $70,000 between the two accounts.
– Janelle Irwin, Florida Politics