Anne Madden drops out of Hillsborough County Commission race
Ruskin businesswoman Anne Madden has dropped out of the race for the District 1 Hillsborough County Commission seat. In a news release, Madden, a Republican, said she has not met her fundraising goals for the race. "No matter how good the message, it takes money to get it out there. After much prayer and reflection I have decided to withdraw from the race," she wrote. Madden had about $8,100 in cash and in-kind contributions according to her most recent campaign finance report. Her Republican opponent, Trey Rustmann, has more than $17,000 in cash contributions. Tampa City Council member John Dingfelder, the only Democrat in the race, has more than $52,000 in cash contributions.
Janet Zink, Times Staff Writer