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Pinellas Dems fund-raising ends sparsely



The Pinellas County Democratic Party raised just $2,265 and spent $8,447 in the final three months of 2009. That leaves the party at $42,328 raised overall last year, and $38,005 spent, some of the better number sin recent years, particularly for an off year.

The results leave the Democrats well behind the Republicans' fund-raising last year, however, even in a year when the GOP's spending went up as fund-raising went down. The GOP raised $132,622 overall and spent $121,942 last year. 

It leaves an interesting test for next month: The Republicans have the Lincoln Day Dinner on Feb. 20 at the Hilton hotel in Carillon. The Democrats' Kennedy-King Dinner is Feb. 27 at the same hotel.

Who leaves with a better haul?

David DeCamp, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:22pm]


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