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Rick Scott take note: self-financing candidates win only 11% of their elections

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Rick Scott take note: while candidates with big war chests hold a significant advantage over their opponents, the advantage is diffused when most of the money comes from a candidate’s own pockets. The traditional advantages of being the top fundraiser in a race, or being an incumbent, don’t confer the same level of success to self-financiers. That trend holds true for candidates from all parties.  In fact, in the last nine years, only 11 percent of self-financed candidates won their…

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