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Democratic governors spend record $6 million on Alex Sink



Democratic Governor's Association chairman Jack Markell, the governor of Delaware, admitted publicly what we had been speculating for weeks: His organization has delivered $6 million to the Florida Democratic Party to help elect Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink -- $2 million more than it had previously reported.

Sink has raised $10 million in cash and received $4 million from in-kind, or soft money, contributions so far in her campaign. Her Republican rival Rick Scott has spent $60 million of his own money on the race so far, including the money from his wife to his political committee. He has raised $1.2 million in cash and received $1.2 million in in-kind contributions.

The DGA money, which has helped fuel Sink's television ads and ground game, "dwarfs the organization’s previous spending record and makes the state the most expensive in DGA history,'' the political group said in a statement. Markell joined Sink for a meet-and-greet with Democratic voters in Miami this morning.

How many big checks are going to both the Republican and Democratic parties won't be known until later this month when the parties must release their financial reports.


[Last modified: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 1:50pm]


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