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Senate Campaigns Release Financial Figures

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Former Democratic Ohio Governor Ted Strickland raised more than 671 thousand dollars in 35 days for his U.S. Senate Bid. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

Dale Butland, a spokesman for Strickland’s primary opponent, Cincinnati City Council member P.G. Sittenfield, says Strickland’s numbers tell a story.
 
Butland “Governor Strickland raised 100,000 dollars less during the first quarter than P.G. Sittenfeld, who is running statewide for the first time.”  
 
A spokesman for Strickland, Dennis Willard, says it’s important to remember one thing.  
 
Willard “Ted Strickland got into the race in late February so there was a short period of time but if you notice, we were able to raise nearly a half a million dollars in just the two weeks prior to the filing deadline.”
 
Neither Strickland or Sittenfeld , however, are close to the amount that Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman has in his campaign war chest. His spokesman, Corry Bliss, in a written statement, notes Portman raised 2.75 million during the first quarter, giving him about 8 million dollars of cash on hand.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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