War chest watch
The pro-voucher group All Children Matter-Florida raised $350,000 in the past three weeks and spent most of it, according to the latest campaign finance reports All of the money came from its national affiliate, All Children Matter, and at least some of it was spent on flyers in the District 55 race between Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, and Charles McKenzie.
On the other side of the voucher divide, the Public Education Defense Fund – closely tied to the state teachers union – ain't doing too shabby, either. It raised $1,501,000 in the last three weeks, with all but $1,000 coming from the NEA and AFT.
- Ron Matus, state education reporter