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Some hefty last minute spending in Pinellas



Not all campaign reports were available on the Pinellas SOE site for the period from Oct. 11 to Oct. 30 this evening, meaning several candidates decided to discreetly mail them in rather than hand deliver.

From what's available, though, it's evident whose been burning through war chests as Election Day nears.

Republican incumbent Sheriff Jim Coats spent $68,199 during the period. His Democratic challenger, Randall Jones, spent $8,203.

Republican incumbent Karen Seel in the Pinellas County Commission District 5 race spent $64,167. Her challenger Norm Roche spent $1,013.

And using a big loan of $25,000 to herself, Republican Property Appraiser candidate Pam Dubov spent $25,090. Democrat Ben Friedlander, her opponent, spent $15,533.

Will Van Sant, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:38am]


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