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Matching funds lifted statewide winners

Nov 20, 2018 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

With candidates setting a record this year for pulling in matching funds, Florida taxpayers contributed $4.2 million to the winning campaigns for governor and three Cabinet seats, according to the final totals for the 2018 elections.

Another $5.65 million in tax dollars went to the campaigns of six unsuccessful statewide candidates, according to numbers posted Friday by the Florida Division of Elections.

Overall matching funds totaled $9,852,606, more than double the $4.34 million fr...