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Jared Moskowitz raised significant campaign cash — more than $16,000 a day — in the weeks following the announcement of his candidacy for an open South Florida congressional seat.
He raised more than $400,000 over 25 days, the campaign said Friday.
“I’m humbled by the outpouring of support for this campaign,” Moskowitz said in a statement. “Residents of this district want someone who can defend this Democratic seat and who has a proven record of tackling hard problems.”
Moskowitz announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination on March 4, just four days after U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, said he wouldn’t run for re-election. Deutch becomes CEO of the American Jewish Committee on Oct. 1.
Moskowitz opened a campaign account a few days later and began courting donors.
He also put in $250,000 of his own money into the campaign in the form of a loan.
So far he’s the only high profile candidate from either party for the Deutch seat.
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State Sen. Gary Farmer and Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Ben Sorensen are considering runs for the Democratic nomination.
And state Rep. Chip LaMarca is considering seeking the Republican nomination.
Moskowitz is a former state representative from northwest Broward and Parkland city commissioner and former state emergency management director. He’s currently an appointed member of the Broward County Commission.
The territory the candidates will be running in is uncertain. Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Republicans who control the state Legislature have so far failed to agree on a plan for boundaries for the 28 congressional districts up for election this year.
Lawmakers return to Tallahassee for a special session in mid-April to make another attempt at congressional redistricting.