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When money doesn't necessarily matter: judicial races



He had name recognition. He had contacts. He worked for one of the state's most prominent law firms. He had a long list of donors and money — lots of it. He put up signs and sent out mailers and even bought some TV spots.

By the August primary, civil lawyer Robert Angus Williams had outspent his campaign opponent 7 to 1.

And he finished second in the race for Pinellas-Pasco circuit judge by nearly 10,000 votes. Read more here.


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:37am]


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