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Virginians for C.W. Bill Young



A whopping $8 out of every $10 that U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young has raised from individuals for his reelection campaign has come from out of state. That's according to a new analysis by CQ Moneyline, an on-line arm of Congressional Quarterly, which is a sister publication of the St. Petersburg Times.

Using Federal Election Campaign data filed thorugh June, CQ Moneyline determined that a full 81 percent of Young's donations from individuals, amounting to some $242,000, has come from out of state.

Just 19 percent, or $57,150, has come from Floridians.

That means Young, an Indian Shores Republican, is tied for ninth among U.S. House candidates in contributions from out of state, CQ Moneyline Reports.

Young is the only Republican to make the top 10, which is topped by Appropriations Chairman David Obey, D-Wis.

The biggest chunk of his change - $83,650 - came from Virginia. That's thanks to the high concentration of defense contractors in Northern Virginia, who have given liberally to Young, the top Republican on the defense approprations subcommittee. Young also got sizeable donations from New York, Washington, D.C., and Maryland.

Overall, Young has raised $611,000 for his reelection campaign. The Democrats vying to challenge him have raised far less: Max Linn has raised $388,000, though about $350,000 of that has come from his own bank account. Bob Hackworth has raised $71,781 and Samm Simpson, Young's opponent in 2006, has raised $22,486.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:06am]


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