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Kottkamp Pleased With Fundraising in Short Quarter

Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp’s campaign for attorney general said Monday that he raised $180,000 during the third quarter, and while he remains behind Democratic rivals in bringing in cash, a spokeswoman noted most of the money was raised in a little over two weeks.

Kottkamp said in a statement that he's been buoyed by enthusiastic supporters as he's begun running for attorney general. Kottkamp, a former state lawmaker from Cape Coral, is one of two Republicans seeking the Cabinet post, along with Jim Lewis. On the Democratic side, state Sens. Dave Aronberg and Dan Gelber are seeking that party's nomination.

Gelber has said he reported third quarter fundraising of $315,000. Aronberg hasn't released quarterly figures, which must be reported to elections officials by Tuesday night.

But the Kottkamp campaign said his fundraising was done in less than three weeks.

“Since Lt. Gov. Kottkamp filed on July 20, he has continued to serve the people of Florida by day, while putting his campaign team in place, and gathering endorsements from prominent leaders across the state,” a statement from the campaign – already being dubbed the Kott Camp – said.

“Now that the basic campaign structure is in place, we can look forward to building on themomentum we have begun,” Kottkamp said in the statement.

Kottkamp on Monday was at a Florida Chamber of Commerce in Orlando, where he gave a speech on technology and aerospace.

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