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Scott Maddox doesn't want your holiday money



Amid the flood of campaign fundraising solicitations filling our in boxes in the final days and hours of the final fundraising quarter of the year, we tip our hat to Democratic agriculture commissioner candidate Scott Maddox, who is letting people know he's not asking for donations. At least until next week. Here's his e-mail:

Thank you so much for your strong support of our campaign! 
We have eclipsed our democratic opponents in fundraising, and have pointed out the vast policy differences between our campaign and our republican opponents.  We became the only candidate to firmly and unequivocally oppose the current efforts for near shore oil drilling – while our opponent, Adam Putnam, continues to support the lobbyist’s efforts to bring that boondoggle to our state. We have received endorsements from Pensacola to Key West, including environmentalists, small business owners, farmers, sheriffs, mayors, county commissioners, and state legislators.

Check out what our campaign has been up to during the past few months.  LINK

I’m sure as the campaign finance quarter nears an end, you have received several pleas from candidates requesting additional contributions.  Thanks to your past efforts, our campaign is going to do the opposite.  We have been very successful assisting in raising money for organizations that will support strong candidates in 2010, and we are right on track with our campaign finance goals.
As such, during this holiday season, we simply wanted to thank you for your past support, and thank you for your commitment to a better Florida. We will certainly need your help next year as the campaign season begins in earnest. 
Until then, thank you again for your support, and my family and I wish you a healthy and happy New Year.

Scott Maddox

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:12pm]


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