Businessman Randy Perkins pumped $3.7 million of his own money into his bid for the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast District 18 congressional seat and won Tuesday’s Democratic primary. But some of Palm Beach County’s other big self-financers fell flat.
• In the six-candidate Republican primary for the same congressional seat, physician Mark Freeman put in $1.6 million of his own money and finished a distant third while investor Carl Domino tapped his personal accounts for $528,898 and came in fourth. Domino spent $1.2 million of his own money on a losing 2014 race for the same seat.
• State Rep. Irving Slosberg lost a Democratic state Senate primary to Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Atlantis, after putting nearly $1.9 million of his own money into the race.
Ten years ago, Slosberg spent $2.8 million of his own money (that’s more than $3.3 million in today’s dollars) on a losing Senate primary.
• Trial lawyer Michael Steinger spent $665,000 of his own money on a Democratic state Senate campaign but lost a Tuesday primary to state Rep. Bobby Powell, D-Riviera Beach.
• While Irv Slosberg suffered a costly defeat, his daughter Emily Slosberg won a Democratic primary for her father’s House seat after putting $188,000 of her own money into the race. She faces only a write-in opponent in November.
• Democrat David Silvers spent $130,000 of his own money to win a primary in mid-county state House District 87. Silvers faces only a write-in opponent in November.