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Buchanan's bucks



Republican Congressional District 13 candidate Vern Buchanan threw another $700,000 of his own money into his race against Democrat Christine Jennings this week. That brings to $1.57-million from Buchanan in the general election and $3.6-million all told. From the Jennings campaign:

"Despite outspending his opponent by 4-to-1 and getting fundraising help from high-profile Washington politicians, Buchanan continues to be hampered by the baggage of numerous business scandals and lawsuits, and continues to trail in the polls.  History has also proven that the vast majority of self-funded candidates lose their elections, as the need to pour in so much personal wealth is a strong sign of a troubled candidate. Said Jennings press secretary Kathy Vermazen, “No matter how much Vern spends to buy this seat, it will be a losing investment for him – voters are simply fed up with the politics as usual that he represents.” "

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:51pm]


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