Former Florida chief financial officer Alex Sink (D) announced Thursday that she has raised $1.3 million since the start of 2014, putting her on a strong fundraising pace in a key special congressional election in Florida.
Sink's campaign said she had $970,000 cash on hand for the March 11 race, in which she faces Republican David Jolly for the seat in a swing district of the late Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.).
Jolly's campaign hasn't announced its latest fundraising figures yet. Sink has dominated fundraising so far, pulling in $1.2 million in 2013 to Jolly's $400,000 -- a total that included $50,000 in loans from Jolly himself. But Jolly has gotten considerably more aid from outside groups.
A poll earlier this month showed Sink leading the race 42 percent to 35 percent.