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Candidate gets last-minute public funding

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Posted: Monday, August 23, 2010 3:47 pm | Updated: 4:14 pm, Mon Aug 23, 2010.

A Democratic candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission is getting last-minute public funding, just one day ahead of Tuesday's primary election.

State officials say Rep. David Bradley qualified Monday for $91,645 of public funding for his primary election campaign after finally qualifying by submitting enough $5 contributions from voters.

Bradley is in a three-way race with state Sen. Jorge Garcia and former Commissioner Renz Jennings for two Democratic nominations for two commission seats, and Bradley says he's scrambling to use the money in time to reach voters.

Bradley says he's purchasing e-mail blasts, automated phone calls and an overnight placement of campaign signs. He says he's having to pay premium prices because of the timing.

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