Pro-Fluoride Campaign Picks Up More Checks

The campaign proposing to fluoridate Portland's drinking water is raking in hefty contributions ahead of the May 21 ballot battle over the issue.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland reported $5,000 checks from the Nurses United Political Action Committee; the Oregon Dental Hygienists' Association and from Healthy Teeth For a Lifetime.

The campaign has now reported raising $50,000 and spending $10,000 on rent and a political consultant, Rep. Ben Unger (D-Hillsboro).

The "no" committee, Clean Water Portland, has raised $15,000 this year and has $2,000 on hand.