ORLANDO – Following her recent entry into the race against embattled GOP incumbent John Mica, Stephanie Murphy today showed why people in Florida and Washington have viewed her as a legitimate threat to unseat Congressman Mica. Within one week of entering the race, Murphy raised an astounding $126,346 to finish the second quarter fundraising period. Murphy will report $115,551 in cash on hand.
“The enthusiastic response that I have received after entering the race has been extremely humbling,” said Murphy. “It’s evidence that the people of Florida and this district are ready for new leadership in Washington. I will draw on my business and national security experience to bring common-sense solutions and end the gridlock and dysfunction in Congress.”
In striking comparison, Mica raised only $128,000 in the first quarter of this year, only averaging $92,705 per quarter this entire cycle despite FL-7 being a competitive battleground district. Last week, Stephanie Murphy was added to DCCC’s highly competitive Red-to-Blue Program, highlighting her status as a top candidate in a winnable district.