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Hillary's Fla $$ record



From Fort Lauderdale lawyer and Clinton national finance team member Alex Heckler: "Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton set a new standard for fundraising in Florida, taking in over $1.85 million in contributions in the first quarterly filing period of her campaign for President. Senator Clinton managed to surpass the previous post McCain-Feingold record for a Democratic candidate of $1.45 million for a filing period set by Senator Bill Nelson (2006 - Q1) despite losing nearly three weeks due to the timing of her campaign announcement on January 20th. The preliminary reporting figure of $1.85 million includes only event-driven contributions and will surely increase when internet, phone and direct mail contributions are factored into the Florida numbers. Events were held throughout the State on both February 20 and March 31 and included events ranging from $100 per person at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood/Hallandale, a $1,000 per person reception at the home of R&B Super-producer Timbaland, and a $4,600 a plate dinner at the home of Miami businessman Chris Korge. Other events were held in Tampa, Orlando, Palm Beach and Miami."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:41pm]


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