State Attorney McAuliffe explains his third-quarter fundraisingby George Bennett | October 12th, 2011
McAuliffe, a Democrat who has not drawn an opponent, told PostOnPolitcs in an e-mail today that he was busy building his campaign organization and prosecuting criminals during the last quarter:
“As a state attorney running for reelection, I am humbled by the tremendous and broad base of support I have received. In our initial quarter of fundraising ending in June, we raised almost $100,000 in contributions without an opponent. That provided a solid base to start the reelection effort.
“This past quarter we intentionally did not focus on fundraising, but on building the organization for the reelection campaign to come. I also concentrated on personally prosecuting one of the worst violent predators in South Florida in Dunkin Donuts robbery and shooting case. That successful effort resulted in nine life sentences. Over the past several months, I also have personally directed the efforts in the Beauchamp multiple homicide investigation resulting in first degree murder charges and the latest efforts in the fight against pill mills resulting in charging and convicting a pain clinic owner on murder charges – a first in the nation.
“In short, I lead an office of 125 prosecutors and that is always my first priority. However, the reelection effort is strong and will be in full swing this fall.”
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