When the fundraising figures for the last quarter of 2009 were released, conventional wisdom held that Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp was in severe trouble in his bid to be the states attorney general. News stories were already saying that Kottkamp was no longer the frontrunner in the race.
Kottkamps fundraising lagged behind his two chief rivals for the Republican nomination, former Agency for Health Care Administration secretary Holly Benson and Assistant State Attorney Pam Bondi. Kottkamps fundraising efforts also lagged behind the two Democratic candidates, Sen.