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D's outraising R's in Florida



Here's a switch: Newly filed campaign finance reports show Sen. Clinton raised nearly $1.9-million from Florida in the first three months of the year. Democratic Illinois Sen. Barack Obama raised nearly $1.02-million, and Republican former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney raised nearly $1.01-million.Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain raised more than $980,000 in Florida, while Republican former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani raised nearly $823,000. Democratic former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina raised about $503,000 in Florida. More here.

"People are waiting. They want to see how it shakes out, and I'm in that category too," said Tampa developer Al Austin, one of Florida's top Republican fundraisers. "Money will not be a problem. The stronger Hillary and Obama look, the more money we will raise."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:43pm]


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