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Florida Dems pinning hopes on Stacy Frank



How badly does the Florida Democratic Party want to wrest away the District 57 state House seat from Republicans? $46,046 bad. That's how much the party contributed to Democrat Stacy Frank's campaign in the last fundraising quarter. Specifically, the party contributed $12,500 in cash, with the rest in staff time, polling and research. "This is one of the key races for the House, and Stacy Frank continues to show that she is an extremely strong candidate," said Eric Jotkoff, spokesman for the Florida Democratic Party. "We look forward to helping her win in November." Frank has raised about $177,000 so far.

The district has nearly the same number of registered Democrats and Republicans, and has been in the hands of Republican Faye Culp for the past eight years. She's term-limited out of the job. Attorney Dana Young leads the cash grab on the Republican side of the ticket, with more than $229,000 in her coffers so far.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:14am]


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