Upcoming vote on fluoride in water draws big spending in Durango
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — An upcoming vote on whether water in a southwestern Colorado community should continue to be fluoridated is drawing big bucks from both sides of the campaign.
Durango voters will decide on April 4 whether to remove fluoride from the city’s drinking water.
The Durango Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2oaBZuE ) that recent campaign filings show the pro-fluoride campaign has significantly outraised and outspend its rival committee.
The campaign to preserve fluoride in the water, Healthy Kids Healthy Durango, collected $22,465 in cash and in-kind donations through March 16. The campaign spent $8,769.
The group fighting against fluoride, Clean Water Durango, collected $1,045 in cash through March 16 from three people and spent $2,641 through March 16.
Most of the pro-fluoride funds came from Denver-based nonprofit Healthier Colorado.
Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com
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