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Hillsborough Commission candidate taps Leap Day for dollars



One of the candidates seeking to unseat Democrat Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner is using today's calendar quirk to raise campaign dough. Republican Steve Cona has put out a fundraising appeal asking supporters to donate $29 to his campaign in honor of Feb. 29. He says 29 donations in that amount will enable him to reach 1,600 potential voters.

"There are four years until the next leap day," wrote Cona in an email appeal echoed on Facebook and Twitter. "Let's make sure we don't have to spend them with Kevin Beckner as our County Commissioner."

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 5:42pm]


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