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Alex Sink's fundraising cutting into GOP territory.

For the first time since the GOP won control of Florida's government in the mid 1990s, the Democratic Party and its leading candidate for governor together raised more money than their Republican counterparts at the start of a gubernatorial election season.

Alex Sink, the state's Democratic Chief Financial Officer, raised almost $1.3 million to Attorney General Bill McCollum's $1.04 million, since April 1. The Democratic Party raised nearly $2 million, while the Republican Party of Florida raised almost $1.2 million....

Here's how the special interests lined up in last quarter's fundraising:

Industry Sink
Legal  $287,916.10
Development and Real Estate  $106,850.00
Insurance  $104,300.00
Business leaders  $  96,725.10
Health  $  85,929.00


Industry McCollum
Development and Real Estate  $229,495.00
Legal  $  99,225.00
Finance and Accounting  $  99,500.00
Health  $  73,200.00
Lobbyists and Consultants  $  57,550.00


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