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Democrat criticizes Schenck as 'corporate candidate'

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October

State Rep. Robert Schenck's campaign war chest is overflowing with cash but few of the dollars are coming from people in his own district.

The Spring Hill Republican collected $9 out of every $10 from outside Hernando County, according to a St. Petersburg Times analysis of the latest campaign finance reports filed Friday. The cash is fueling the first-term lawmaker's re-election campaign, but it could prove a liability.

Democratic challenger Jason Melton is making it an issue. "I am not a corporate candidate," he said in an interview.

"I don't have problems with companies being involved in campaigns," Melton continued. "But what I do have a problem with is a company that has nothing to do with the district or the candidate" giving so much. Read more here.

John Frank, Times staff writer

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:36am]

    

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