Sen. Paula Dockery's insurgent campaign for the Republican nomination for governor shows $192,000 in contributions in the seven weeks since she announced her candidacy. She also loaned her campaign an additional $100,000, and reports about $34,000 in in-kind donations. She noted that she has received money from 1,078 contributors and that 90 percent of the money came in during December.
The Lakeland lawmaker still significantly trails her GOP rival, Attorney General Bill McCollum, but she issued this admonition to her opponents: "Objects in the rear view mirror are closer than they appear."
Her biggest expenditure was nearly $66,000 to the Dallas-based direct-mail house, James Foster and Associates.