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District 4: Rice nearly doubles McKalip's fundraising



If anyone needed proof of how much more competitive District 4's City Council election is than races in neighboring districts, check out today's financial reports.

Darden Rice, 43, a community organizer, has raised just over $31,000 between April and the end of June, putting her total at $56,225. She's spent a lot of it – about $20,000 since March.

David McKalip, 47, a neurosurgeon, posted a fundraising haul today of $21,750, bringing his total to $30,543. Most of that is already gone. Since March, McKalip has spent $26,297.

Both candidates have raised more than mayoral candidate Kathleen Ford, whose financial report put her at $20,860.

In District 8, candidate Amy Foster ended the quarter with a total of $23,760. In District 6, City Council member Karl Nurse has almost $12,000 for his re-election campaign. And in District 2, City Council member Jim Kennedy has just under $6,000.

Those are numbers more in line with Rice and McKalip's less well-known opponent, Carolyn Fries, 45, a technology entrepreneur, who ended the quarter with almost $7,000. Richard Eldridge, 51, a taxi driver, loaned his campaign $165.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 11, 2013 2:10pm]


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