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Dem Berman holds early financial edge over Republican Hager in race for Hasner’s state House seat

by George Bennett | October 13th, 2009

Berman

Berman

In a state House race that has attracted attention from legislative leaders of both parties, Democrat Lori Berman holds an early money-raising lead over Republican Bill Hager in state House District 87, where House Majority Leader Adam Hasner, R-Boca Raton, is leaving because of term limits.

Berman raised $21,643 between July 1 and Sept. 30 for a total of $52,818. Hager raised $12,575 during the quarter for a total of $38,575 in contributions. He’s also kicked in $14,500 of his own money.

Hager has already spent $35,306 on the race, according to his report, while Berman has spent $4,501.

Hager

Hager

The Palm Beach-Broward seat was considered safe GOP turf with Hasner running. But Republicans only held a 38.9-to-35.4 percent voter registration edge in 2008, giving Dems optimism for next year when Hasner won’t be on the ballot. House Democratic Leader Franklin Sands of Weston and 2010-12 Dem leader designate Ron Saunders of Key West have helped Berman raise money while Republican 2010-12 Speaker designate Dean Cannon of Orlando has helped Hager raise campaign cash.

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2 Responses to “Dem Berman holds early financial edge over Republican Hager in race for Hasner’s state House seat”

  1. Laugher Says:

    The dems will find away to blow this. They always do.

  2. jacqueline bojan Says:

    @ Laugher: I wouldn’t be so sure about that. Lori is a very independent young lady. Some of us expect great things from her.

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