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  Goldwater campaign funding delayed for checks on checks
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ContributorThomas Walker 
Last EditedThomas Walker  Aug 21, 2006 11:42am
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MediaNewspaper - Tucson Citizen
News DateMonday, August 21, 2006 05:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionPHOENIX - Verification checks of random samples of Republican gubernatorial candidate Don Goldwater's qualifying contributions for public campaign funding came up short, requiring a check of all contributions collected by the campaign, a state elections official said Friday.

Enough counties had submitted results by late Friday to indicate that Goldwater's samples were passing the checks at a rate of between 90 percent and 110 percent of the required threshold, triggering the full check, Deputy Secretary of State Kevin Tyne said.

That would deny Goldwater the expected $453,849 in public funding for his campaign for another two weeks at a time when early voting for the Sept. 12 primary election has already started.
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