TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Republicans who control the governor's mansion and Florida Legislature are maintaining their substantial fundraising edge over Democrats.
New campaign reports filed Wednesday show that the Republican Party of Florida took in $2.9 million during the last three months. The Florida Democratic Party took in slightly less than $1 million.
Major donors to both parties include health insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and utility companies such as Florida Power & Light.
Florida Republicans also took in large checks from Disney and the state's major sugar growers. Democrats also received large donations from unions and several well-known law firms in the state.
Democrats held a major fundraiser in South Florida last month, but a campaign spokesman said some money from that event went to the party's federal account.
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