Orlando Sentinel: Stephanie Murphy, Nancy Soderberg outraise GOP opponents

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy has raised almost $3 million and fellow Democratic candidate Nancy Soderberg $2.5 million in their respective congressional races, according to Federal Election Commission reports, far outpacing their Republican opponents.

Murphy, of Winter Park, took in another $478,000 between Aug. 9 and Sept. 30, according to the latest FEC filing. Overall, she raised about $2.93 million and had $1.15 million cash on hand.

Murphy’s Republican opponent in District 7, state Rep. Mike Miller, raised about $303,000 during the same period for a total of about $745,000. He had about $37,000 cash on hand as of Sept. 30.

Soderberg, running in District 6 for the seat vacated by GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, raised about $766,000 between Aug. 9 and Sept, 30, part of more than $1 million raised overall during the third quarter. She had about $523,000 cash on hand.

Her Republican opponent, Michael Waltz, raised about $439,000 between Aug. 9 and Sept. 30 for a total of just over $1 million. That total also includes a self-loan of $155,000, part of a total of $555,000 Waltz loaned himself.

He had about $465,000 cash on hand at the end of September.

The general election will be held Nov. 6.

By Steven Lemongello

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