Bloomberg by the Numbers: $3.4 Million

Curt Clawson shows off his 3-point shot style after addressing the crowd at his election party in Bonita Springs, Fla., after officially winning the special election in the Congressional District 19 Republican primary on April 22, 2014.

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Curt Clawson shows off his 3-point shot style after addressing the crowd at his election party in Bonita Springs, Fla., after officially winning the special election in the Congressional District 19 Republican primary on April 22, 2014.

Florida businessman Curt Clawson provided at least $3.4 million of his own money to win the key Republican nomination yesterday for a vacant U.S. House seat.

Clawson’s victory in a four-candidate contest makes him a heavy favorite to win the June 24 special election in Florida’s 19th District, a Republican bastion that includes Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Naples. Mitt Romney took 61 percent of the district vote as the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, according to Political Capital’s calculations.

Clawson’s personal wealth enabled him to air 20 different television ads a total of 2,768 times through April 21, according to New York-based Kantar Media’s CMAG, which tracks advertising.

Republican Trey Radel resigned in January after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor drug possession charge.

 

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