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Ind. candidates raise, spend little in quiet cycle

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By TOM LoBIANCO
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Candidates running for Statehouse offices have raised modest amounts of money and are spending lightly ahead of November's elections.

Andy Downs with the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics says that most candidates at this point in the race are still identifying supporters and deciding where to target their spending.

The campaign reports covering fundraising from April through the end of June and were filed this week.

Spending by the candidates has been novel in some cases. Republican State Auditor Suzanne Crouch spent a little more than $16,000 on signs and red-rimmed plastic glasses for her party's convention in Fort Wayne last month.

The airwaves are expected to be much quieter than two years ago, when they were jam packed with ads in Indiana's gubernatorial and U.S. Senate contests.

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