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Meek raises another $1.2-mil for Senate campaign

KendrickMeek The campaign finance reports aren't due until July 15, but Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kendrick Meek raised another $1.2 million in the last quarter, his campaign says.

That brings his total haul to more than $3 million -- including the $347,000 he transferred from his congressional campaign -- and $2.5 million of that is for the primary. About 4,300 people have contributed. 

"No other non-incumbent Democratic candidate for Senate is raising money like we are to build a movement,'' said Democratic political consultant Ana Cruz, noting that unlike Republican Charlie Crist, Meek is not concentrating on raising money for both the general election and primary. "Our support is both broad and deep. We haven't gone to these big donors and said, "Max out to us for both the primary and general election now. This shows the guy's got traction."

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 4:50pm]

    

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