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Candidates for supervisor enter campaign surge as election day nears

The District 2 supervisors race is drawing to the home stretch, though no one has come close to beating any campaign donation records despite the abundance of candidates.

The two main factors leading to the lower fundraising figures are a bad economy and an abundance of candidates, which may cause a November run-off.

District 2 covers most of Merced, and the election to fill Supervisor Kathleen Crookham's seat has generated the most amount of interest with five candidates.

District 1 Supervisor John Pedrozo is running unopposed, and District 4 incumbent Deidre Kelsey is being challenged by Claudine Sherron.

With the election less than two weeks away, the candidates plan to make one more push to sway voters before they head to the polls June 3. The candidates plan to walk precincts, shake hands and meet voters face-to-face.

Read the full story in Friday's Merced Sun-Star.

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