Tampa Bay Times: Out-of-state money flows into Clearwater City Council race. (Scientology related.)

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Tampa Bay Times: Out-of-state money flows into Clearwater City Council race. (Scientology related.)

Scientology defector Aaron Smith-Levin says his campaign donations from across the U.S. show the nationwide interest in addressing the church’s impact.

By Tracey McManus
Published Yesterday


Out-of-state money flows into Clearwater City Council race


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CLEARWATER — Church of Scientology defector Aaron Smith-Levin and community activist Lina Teixeira are running for Seat 5 on the City Council, but the donations they’ve received so far show just how differently their campaigns are unfolding.

Smith-Levin has slightly outraised his opponent, with $26,844 reported between Sept. 15 and Oct. 31, the first six weeks of election season, according to the most recent treasurer report. But of his 176 donors, 91 percent live outside of Clearwater and are unable to vote for him. Seventy-four percent of Smith-Levin’s donors live outside of Florida.

Teixeira has raised $21,020 with 70 percent of her 49 donors living in Clearwater, according to the most recent treasurer report. All but four of the 16 donors from outside of the city are based in Tampa Bay.

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PirateAndBum

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Of course he's getting support from the ex community. He'd better get his message to the people of Clearwater if he wants to win.
 
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