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Kevin Rennie: Money Scramble Intensifies, Primaries Loom

Kevin Rennie: Money Scramble Intensifies, Primaries Loom

It’s money time in the run-up to the Aug. 14 party primaries. Some candidates have it, others are racing to get it, some will never raise enough.

Candidates for governor who participate in the state’s public financing of campaigns must raise $250,000 in contributions not exceeding $100 to qualify for $1.3 million from the State Elections Enforcement Commission for their primary campaign. A candidate looking to have the government finance his or her campaign doesn’t have a lot to spend for months — and then, payday arrives.

You are starting to see proof that the money is flowing. Candidates feel most alive when their commercials appear on your...

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