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Campaigns evenly matched in spending on Ontario tax vote

The two campaigns battling over Ontario's sales tax raised and spent similar sums, according to the latest filings with the state Elections Division.

Citizens for a Better Ontario, the political action committee led by Ontario Mayor Ron Verini, reported raising $13,590 and spending $13,395.

Verini was the largest donor to the PAC, giving $5,200. Bob Quinn, owner of Ontario's Clarion Inn, gave $5,000 through his company.

The PAC spent most of its money -- $11,196 -- with Ontario's Argus Observer . . .