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Portland: With ballots being counted tonight, more money flows into pro-fluoride campaign

Source: Willamette Week | May 21st, 2013 | By Nigel Jaquiss
Location: United States, Oregon

The long-running reality show known as Measure 26-151, which would require the fluoridation of Portland’s water supply, draws to a close today.

Ballots are due at Multnomah County elections or official ballot drop spots by 8 pm this evening.

Filings today show that the Northwest Health Foundation contributed another $30,000 to the pro-fluoride campaign, Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland, bringing that group’s total to $285,000. That is more than the “no” campaign, Clean Water Portland, raised from all sources.

As of this morning, Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland has raised $877,000 with a $107,000 remaining on hand; Clean Water Portland has raised $274,000 with $12,000 remaining on hand.

As of 2 pm yesterday, turnout stood at 25.75 percent.