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Eight-day health tax campaign finances rolling in

Updated: 2013-10-28T21:13:01Z

By DAVE HELLING

UPDATE, 4:12: Citizens for Responsible Research, Brad Bradshaw’s anti-sales-tax group, raised $224,821 through Oct. 24, most of it from him.

He had just $640 in the bank at the end of the period.

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UPDATE, 4:05: The Committee for Research Treatment and Cures raised $1,670,855 through Oct. 24. The committee is the main support group for the half-cent tax.

All but $179,425 had been spent by the end of the period.

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The Committee to Stop a Bad Cure — the anti-health tax group headed by former Star reporter Jim Fitzpatrick — has raised $8,591 for its campaign through Oct. 24, according to its eight-day-before-election report.

A little less than half — $3,750 — came from Fr. John Wandless. A web search shows he works for the Urban Ranger Corps.

Fitz spent some of his campaign funds on an ad or ads with the Kansas City Star, showing his usual good judgment.

More as we get them.

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