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Dockery not ready to self-finance campaign for governor



After unveiling her ethics legislation today, Sen. Paula Dockery said she expects her campaign for governor will not get large checks from special interests because of her antiestablishment, independent message.

She was asked whether she had decided how much of her own financial wealth she would contribute to her push to become the Republican nominee. "I'm confident that it may not add up to big dollars, but enough people are going to put in enough small contributions and we're going to run a truly grass roots campaign. If I determine we're going to need dollars to get my message out, I'll assess that at the time -- but it's not my intention.

"I don’t want to be governor badly enough that I’m going to have to throw a lot of money in to get there,’’ she said. "I want to run for governor to give people the opportunity to have a fighter and a reformer and an independent-minded person as a choice."


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:15pm]


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