Businessman Adam Botana burst into a Florida state House race and raised almost $77,000 in six days.
The bulk of that comes from the candidate’s own pocket. But the solid showing sets up a high-powered, three-person Republican primary with Sanibel City Council member Jason Maughan and former Congressional staffer Jesse Purdon.
The Bonita Springs businessman in July filed in Florida House District 76 to succeed state Rep. Ray Rodrigues.
Botana raised $76,705 for July. That includes $50,000 from Botana himself. Botana’s family owns and operates Bay Water Exclusive Boat Club in Bonita Springs. His business cards list him tongue-in-cheek as “Head Boat Washer;” the corporate organization there counts him as vice president.
The rest of Botana’s contributions come from 47 other separate donors.
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