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Campaign dollars are scarce right now

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  The tough economy and crowded fields in many races have made it tough for some political candidates to raise money.



In the Governor's race for example, the 14 candidates have raised three million dollars less than only three candidates did in 2006.


Campaign signs are starting to dot the southwest Georgia landscape, but less cash for candidates could mean fewer television ads and more Internet ads.

Dougherty County school board candidate Sherrell Byrd says she'll use non-traditional ways to get out her message and raise money. 

"We're going to use non traditional methods, we're going to use Facebook and Twitter and email, and we're also going to do the traditional face to face so I do expect things to pick up even more in the month of June," said Byrd.

Candidates have until Monday to file their first campaign financial statements.


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