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Fla GOP outraises Fla Dems 2.5 to one



The Republican Party of Florida raised more than $7.2 million in the first quarter, compared to $2.77 by the Democrats, who hailed their haul as terrific news.

"Fueled by the grassroots army we are building, the Florida Democratic Party's momentum to end business as usual in Tallahassee and clean up the Republican culture of corruption keeps growing," said Thurman. "As we kicked off this election year, Floridians continued joining our party at a record rate, and we are celebrating the best first quarter fundraising in our party's history. Over the past three months, 2,500 people contributed to our banner fundraising quarter as we fight to elect Democrats across Florida, including hundreds of new donors who contributed at"

Countered the state GOP: “That fact that Florida Republicans raised more than two and a half times as much as the Florida Democrat Party during the first three months of this critical election year highlights just how out of touch the Democrats are with the majority of Florida voters,” said RPOF Executive Director Ronnie Whitaker. “Floridians regardless of party affiliation are rejecting the Democrats' broken promises and left-wing agenda that have done nothing to create jobs.”

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:28am]


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