Pinellas County Commissioner Pat Gerard is neck-and-neck with challenger Brian Scott in fundraising as the two battle for the District 2 Commission seat Gerard has held since 2014.
Gerard’s campaign collected $29,280 in October. Scott raised $22,650 between his campaign and affiliated political committee, Friends of Brian Scott.
The candidates’ hauls in October, however, narrows the incumbent’s lead — Gerard has raised $64,320 since launching her reelection bid, and Scott has raised $62,770 between since starting in August.
A third candidate in the race, Debbie Buschman, reported raising $2,010 in October, bringing her total to $12,275 since entering the race in July.
– Kelly Hayes, Florida Politics