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Democrats raise more money in Utah County races

Democrats raise more money in Utah County races



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- In the Republican stronghold of Utah County, it's not GOP candidates who are raising the most money.

In six of 11 county-based races, Democrats have out-raised their Republican competitors.

The chairman of Utah County Democratic Party says the fundraising is a sign that many people are frustrated with Republican leadership in the Legislature. No Utah County Democrat has held an elected office for more than a decade.

However, some Republicans have raised significantly more money than their Democratic opponents.

Senate Majority Leader Curt Bramble of Provo has about $70,000 in the bank compared with less than $300 raised by Democratic challenger Fred Desposorio.

And Republicans also haven't distributed money from their annual Lincoln Day dinner, which raised $50,000.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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