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Pierce County campaigns: $800,000 and rising

Post by David Wickert on July 28, 2008 at 3:56 pm with No Comments »
July 28, 2008 3:56 pm

Thanks largely to a hotly contested county executive’s race, Pierce County candidates this year are raking in huge sums of campaign cash.

So far, the combined take is about $800,000, and there’s still three months to go before the election. Two executive candidates – Republican Shawn Bunney and Democrat Calvin Goings – account for nearly $500,000 of the total.

According to data from the state Public Disclosure Commission, candidates this year already have nearly doubled the amount raised by candidates for all Pierce County offices in 2000 ($404,321)) and 2004 ($409,501).

For a candidate-by-candidate breakdown of 2008 fund-raising to date, check out this Excel spreadsheet. To search for other campaign data, check out the nifty new search functions at the PDC web site.

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