May 14th, 2013 | by NIGEL JAQUISS News | Posted In: City Hall, Politics, Health

Dentists Throw More Money at Fluoride Vote

lede_fluoride_3927ILLUSTRATION: Hawk Krall

As we enter the final week of the May election cycle, the big money continues to flow into the "yes" side of Measure 26-151, which calls for the fluoridation of Portland's water supply.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland reported two contributions totaling $68,000 from the Dentists of Oregon PAC, bringing that group's total giving to the campaign to $98,000. The anti-fluoridation campaign, Clean Water Portland reported a $6,000 contribution from a local woman named Michelle Bain and $5,000 from the Fluoride Action Network.

With today's filings the campaigns have collectively crossed the million-dollar mark. Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland has raised $754,000 and has $95,000 on hand. Clean Water Portland has raised $253,000 and has $35,000 on hand. 

Ballots will be counted May 21.

 
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