Florida Politics: “Daniella Levine Cava adds $165K in July for Miami-Dade mayoral contest”

Miami-Dade mayoral candidate Daniella Levine Cava says she’s added $165,000 in the month of July as she competes to replace Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez.

Gimenez is term-limited in 2020, setting up a wide open race.

Levine Cava’s $165,000 haul is split between her campaign and her political committee, Our Democracy PC. That follows a June which saw Levine Cava earn about $117,000 overall.

So far, Levine Cava has brought in more than $1.3 million, though $405,000 of that total comes from a political committee which backed Levine Cava well before the beginning of her mayoral run.

The current County Commissioner from District 8 is one of three candidates who have formally filed to run in 2020. Joining Levine Cava are entrepreneur Monique Nicole Barley and former County Commissioner Juan Zapata.

However, several other big name candidates have been rumored to join the race. Former Mayor Alex Penelas has been fundraising for months through his political committee, Bold Vision. That body brought in $200,000 in June, giving him more than $1.1 million so far.

Former U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo also recently told POLITICO there is a “strong possibility” he runs for Mayor. Curbelo has long been rumored to enter the contest.

Current County Commissioners Jean Monestime and Xavier Suarez are among the others that have been rumored to jump in to the race.

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