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Harris' cash



Republican U.S. Senate candidate Katherine Harris raised $364,000 in the last six-week fund-raising period.

Yesterday, we told you Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson raised $1.2-million for Aug. 17 to Sept. 30, federal campaign finance records released this week show.

Nelson has $6.8-million on hand compared with just under $1-million for Harris.

Campaign finance records show that Nelson spent $6.2-million in the last six weeks alone, mostly for TV ads. Harris, meanwhile, spent just $1.6-million. She has aired no radio or TV ads since before the Sept. 5 primary, and she isn’t included in Republican Party ads running on behalf of other top GOP candidates.

Harris, a millionaire from the Sarasota area, also filed federal election records this period showing that $2.9-million she given her own campaign this summer will now be considered a contribution. It had been deemed a loan, but the campaign does not have the money to repay it.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:52pm]


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