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<EM>In the county commissioner race, one of the candidates is spending a tremendous amount of money on print, newspaper, radio and TV advertising. Are the figures on the amount of money spent public information? Can you print these?</EM>

Yes, the figures are public information. All county and state election candidates must file a report on how much money they spend on their campaigns. Candidates must file a report with the Douglas County Clerk's office by July 24 and include money spent since Jan. 1. State candidates also file with the Secretary of State's Office. The public can review the report after July 24.

If a candidate is running unopposed and doesn't spend more than $500 per election, that person can file an exemption for the report.

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