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2003155 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2010-01-08 23:07:03.0 UTC 2010-01-08T18:07:03.000-05:00 content/initial-pinellas-fund-raising-reports-small-change-literally published 2010-05-26 16:22:05.0 UTC 2010-05-26T12:22:05.000-04:00 drupal 50791 Ahead of the Monday deadline, some Pinellas County candidates and the local GOP have filed campaign reports -- and they're pretty sparse when it comes to dollars. County Commissioner Calvin Harris raised $5,475 and spent $200 in his first quarter of fund-raising for the Democrat's re-election. Opponents Norme Roche, this time trying to unseat Harris as a Republican, and Greg Pound, a Constitution Party candidate, haven't reported. Republican Beverley Billiris of Tarpon Spring raised $7,950 and spent $3,700 for her campaign to unseat County Commissioner Susan Latvala. Latvala hasn't reported her fund-raising for the fourth quarter, but she had amassed $50,000 previously to Billiris's $10,800 at the same time. Carl Folkman, a Republican, hasn't reported, though Republican Ray Brooks brought home $50. And the Pinellas GOP raised only $6,946 and spent $18,710 -- continuing a trend of lower fund-raising and rising expenses that Republican Chairman J.J. Beyrouti defended as running "perfectly" in the Times six weeks ago. The donations are the lowest in years for the party (h/t here), and the higher spending would cut into cash reserves that Beyrouti put at $70,000 in November. The Democrats, who had raised a third of the GOP's take entering the fall, haven't reported their contributions for the final three months of 2009. David DeCamp, Times staff writer Times Editor baybuzz Democrats,Fundraising,Republicans,pinellas Initial Pinellas fund-raising reports: small change -- literally templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/baybuzz/2010/01/08/50791-initial-pinellas-fund-raising-reports-small-change-literally BlogArticle Ahead of the Monday deadline, some Pinellas County candidates and the local GOP have filed campaign reports -- and they're pretty sparse when it comes to dollars.Democrats,Fundraising,Republicans,pinellasDemocrats,Fundraising,Republicans,pinellas 2288525 2016-08-07 02:58:10.0 UTC 3 Weeks Ago giddy-hillsborough-democrats-gather-for-fundraising-dinner baybuzz Giddy Hillsborough Democrats gather for fundraising dinner BlogArticle 2280995 2016-06-09 18:38:18.0 UTC 2 Months Ago democrat-to-run-against-republican-house-district-65-incumbent-chris baybuzz Democrat to run against Republican House District 65 incumbent Chris Sprowls BlogArticle 2290059 2016-08-18 17:54:08.0 UTC 1 Week Ago pinellas-democrats-switch-course-on-tif-grant baybuzz Pinellas Democrats switch course on TIF grant BlogArticle <p>Ahead of the Monday deadline, some Pinellas County candidates and the local GOP have filed campaign reports -- and they're pretty sparse when it comes to dollars.</p> <p>County Commissioner <strong>Calvin Harris</strong> raised $5,475 and spent $200 in his first quarter of fund-raising for the Democrat's re-election. Opponents <strong>Norme Roche</strong>, this time trying to unseat Harris as a Republican, and <strong>Greg Pound</strong>, a Constitution Party candidate, haven't reported.</p> <p>Republican <strong>Beverley Billiris</strong> of Tarpon Spring raised $7,950 and spent $3,700 for her campaign to unseat County Commissioner <strong>Susan Latvala</strong>. Latvala hasn't reported her fund-raising for the fourth quarter, but she had amassed $50,000 previously to Billiris's $10,800 at the same time. <strong>Carl Folkman</strong>, a Republican, hasn't reported, though Republican <strong>Ray Brooks</strong> brought home $50.</p> <p>And the Pinellas GOP raised only $6,946 and spent $18,710 -- continuing a trend of lower fund-raising and rising expenses that Republican Chairman <strong>J.J. Beyrouti</strong> defended as <a href="http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/local/pinellas-republican-spending-rises-with-new-chairman-as-donations-drop/1054610">running &quot;perfectly&quot;</a> in the Times six weeks ago. The donations are the lowest in years for the party (h/t <a href="http://saintpetersblog1.blogspot.com/2010/01/pinellas-gop-suffers-worst-fundraising.html">here</a>), and the higher spending would cut into cash reserves that Beyrouti put at $70,000 in November.</p> <p>The Democrats, who had raised a third of the GOP's take entering the fall, haven't reported their contributions for the final three months of 2009.</p> <p><em>David DeCamp, Times staff writer</em></p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:56:31