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Schenck's campaign short on local cash



BROOKSVILLE -- State Rep. Robert Schenck's campaign war chest is teeming with cash, but very little is coming from his home district in Hernando County.

Newly updated campaign finance reports show he raised just 10 percent of his $168,400 from District 44, which covers most of Hernando County and parts of Pasco and Sumter counties. Most of it comes from Tallahassee, particularly political committees, which gave him $50,000 and the state party, which chipped in about $11,000. Lobbyists offered another $6,000, an analysis shows.

His expenditures went largely to consultants ($8,500) and consulting firms for mailings ($71,185). He still has $84,300 in the bank, reports show.

His Democratic opponent, Joseph Puglia raised $6,000 before he withdrew from the race last week. Most of it ($3,360) came from his own pocket. The report shows he did buy campaign signs, costing $3,200, but few made it to roadsides and yards before he dropped out.

--John Frank, Times staff writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:35am]


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