FEC fundraising reports filed this week show where the Democratic candidates running to represent Southwest Florida stand.
Fort Myers, FL-- The race to be the Democratic nominee for Florida Congressional District 19 is heating up as the August primary approaches fast. The second quarter Federal Election Commission fundraising reports were filed this week and the results show Dr. Cindy Banyai raised a little over $12,000 more than her primary challenger.
Banyai has seen a spike in contributions over the last three months. This quarter she more than doubled the amount of money raised since the beginning of the cycle. Since the start of the election over 1,600 individual contributors have donated to Banyai’s grassroots campaign, with the average contribution amount being just $40. Meanwhile, Holden’s donation amounts were almost cut in half compared to earlier this year.
The Banyai campaign is growing increasingly strong as the primary approaches. Banyai believes she is the candidate to energize the people in her district to flip it from red to blue. She’s encouraging everyone to request a ballot to vote by mail and vote early to ensure your voice is heard.
Dr. Cindy Banyai is a Democrat running for Florida Congressional District 19, spanning coastal Southwest Florida from Cape Coral to Marco Island. She is a mom of 3 native Floridians, a small business owner, and part of the faculty of Political Science and Public Administration at Florida Gulf Coast University. Dr. Banyai has been a decorated professional in the field of community development for almost 20 years, collaborating with nonprofits around the world on issues such as homelessness, children’s services, education, and sustainable development. She’s running for Congress to help preserve Southwest Florida for our kids and to ensure we have happy, healthy, and safe communities – for a Southwest Florida where the sun shines on everyone.