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Dollars add up to a Hildebrand advantage in Pasco



Despite the anti-incumbent mood, Pasco County Commissioner Ann Hildebrand has built a fund-raising advantage in her bid to win a seventh term. The west Pasco Republican this week reported raising $33,000 in her latest quarterly report, adding to $53,000 she raised previously.

That may not seem eye popping on it's own. But  Hildebrand is competing against two Republicans and two Democrats. Combined they've raised just $16,000 through April 1. With reports due Friday, all four have said fund-raising has been tough against Hildebrand, who benefits from easy ties to business interests.

Hildebrand faces GOP candidates Wil Nickerson and Matt Matey in August. The Democratic primary pits Terri Conroy and Nick Planck.

--David DeCamp/Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:31am]


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