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Local candidates add to campaign ad deluge

Andy Ouriel • Nov 4, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Final results will be calculated following Tuesday's election, said Jen Ferback, director of the Erie County Board of Elections.

Republican Jeff Krabill tops the local list of individual candidates spending the most money reported through Oct. 31.

Krabill is vying to dethrone Democrat county treasurer Jo Dee Fantozz, whose office was marred by theft. One of her former employees stole $147,000 over a four-year period ending in August 2009, and the fiasco has cost taxpayers $102,000, since state officials can't offer a full reimbursement.

"It's important that candidates get their message out," Krabill said, adding he's spent the bulk of his money on informational mailers.

For more on this story and to see a list of what local candidates spent on campaign advertising, pick up a copy of Sunday's Register.

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