Eggers Trails Hackworth in Mayor Money Race
Mayoral candidate Bob Hackworth has raised more than double incumbent Dave Eggers. Who's donating to who? Find out here.
In the showdown between past and present Dunedin mayors, candidate Bob Hackworth leads Dave Eggers in the money race.
With about seven days to go before the election, Hackworth has raised more than double that of incumbent Eggers. He's also outspent him by a wide margin.
Hackworth used nearly all of his $35,000 in contributions to launch a massive mailing campaign against the current mayor. A large chunk of his contributions came from more than $17,000 in loans to himself and several downtown investors and property owners near the Marina making the maximum contribution allowed under Florida law. The city is planning significant pedestrian improvements to the Marina waterfront.
Eggers has raised nearly $15,000 in campaign contributions, with a bulk of his contributions coming from owners of family-run businesses.
Hackworth spent as many campaign dollars as Eggers has raised to launch a direct mailing assault, while Eggers has used his funds more modestly on direct mailing, spending about a third as much as Hackworth.
Follow the links to see get a closer look at some of the candidates' contributions:
- Dave Eggers: Eggers Spending Lightly on Campaign
- Bob Hackworth: Downtown Investors Contribute to Hackworth's Campaign War Chest