SPLOST opponents leading funding race ahead of Nov. 5 election – Rome News-Tribune: Local

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SPLOST opponents leading funding race ahead of Nov. 5 election – Rome News-Tribune: Local

Ali Freeman isn’t concerned about an anti-SPLOST group raising more money than Citizens for Progress.

“Having money is not always a measure of success,” said Freeman, chairwoman of the pro-SPLOST committee.

Citizens Against SPLOST — which opposes a proposed $65 million, 5-year special purpose, local option sales tax — has raised $22,600 in contributions, campaign disclosures state. That’s almost three times as much as the $7,678.58 Freeman said the penny-tax advocates have raised.

The anti-SPLOST group has spent $21,710.69 of its collections, leaving $889.31 on hand, documents show.

A bulk of the cash, about $15,500, was spent on billboards. Almost $4,000 went to radio advertisements. Yard signs cost almost $2,300, and 4-by-6 cards cost $66, the disclosure states.

Mary Underwood, a Citizens Against SPLOST committee member, along with three other contributors gave a total of $21,000. Two other donors gave contributions totaling $1,000.

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