Salt Lake Tribune: Becker's bucks: How much of an advantage are they?

From Salt Lake Tribune

How important is fundraising in the race for Salt Lake City mayor?

The contest traditionally has not been won with expensive TV and radio ads. But retail politics — glad-handing, knocking on doors and embracing community groups — has been essential.

Still, in the words of University of Utah political science professor Matthew Burbank, "It's always better to have more money. It's possible to win without a lot [of money], but difficult to do."

When it comes to fundraising for this year's race, two-term incumbent Ralph Becker is the top performer and eclipses all but challenger Jackie Biskupski.

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