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NRCC: Charlie Justice vying for 'biggest flop'



Andy Sere of the National Republican Congressional Committee is howling over state Sen. Charlie Justice, D-St. Petersburg, for raising just $77,000 in the last quarter for his campaign against U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Indian Shores.

"With a 38% burn rate – shockingly high this early in the cycle – Justice has barely $100,000 to show for six months of fundraising. Keep in mind that Justice has the Democrat field in Florida’s 10th Congressional District to himself.

"Is Charlie Justice the biggest flop of the 2010 election cycle? Or is his inexplicably high burn rate part of a clever effort to show deep-pocketed Washington Democrats that he’ll be a profligate spender just like them if he ever makes it to Congress?"

Young has about $415,000 on hand, but -  read into this whatever you wish - raised just $3,900 in the last quarter.

Adam Smith, Times Political Editor

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:12pm]


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