Ore. pot measure struggles with fundraising

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by JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press

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Posted on October 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Supporters of a measure to legalize marijuana in Oregon have raised almost no money for their effort and have less than $2,000 in the bank.

That's according to campaign finance reports submitted Tuesday.

Records show that contributors to other campaigns have been more active. State and national Realtor groups have chipped in nearly $2.7 million to a campaign asking voters to ban real-estate transfer taxes, and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have contributed just over $1 million to oppose a privately owned casino east of Portland.

The investors who want to build a casino in Wood Village have yet to turn in their latest campaign finance data. They had spent $1.5 million through Aug. 24.

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