As his introductory television commercials continue to play throughout Florida, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine is announcing that money has continued to pour in, another $1 million in December, with about half of that coming from his own pocket.

Levine, the former Miami Beach mayor, saw a combined total of $1 million come into his official campaign and his independent political committee, All About Florida, his campaign announced Thursday morning.

That’s his third consecutive month over the $1 million mark in income, and left him having raised $8 million in 2017, his campaign declared Thursday. The actual reports have not yet been posted on the Florida Division of Elections. His official campaign ended November having raised $578,000, plus $225,000 he donated, while All About Florida ended November having raised $5.9 million.

Levine faces Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham of Tallahassee, and Winter Park businessman Chris King seeking the Democratic primary nomination.

“Mayor Levine continues to grow his coalition of supporters who are eager to see fresh leadership in Tallahassee that is focused on doing the right thing by getting things done. Our latest fundraising numbers reflect an operation that is building support from every corner of the state and focused on taking our message directly to the voters,” Christian Ulvert, senior advisor, stated in a news release Thursday..

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