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I-Team Report: "Sheriff Showdown"

In-depth look at race for sheriff

I-Team goes in depth on the race for Riv

RIVERSIDE, Calif- - The battle for Riverside County sheriff is turning into an expensive grudge match with each candidate raising more than $1 million dollars.
    
Voters will be choosing between the incumbent Sheriff Stan Sniff and Lt. Chad Bianco.

It's a race that's creating a divide inside the department with Bianco gaining more than $850,000 in support from the Riverside Sheriffs' Association.

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Bianco aired campaign ads that show the rank and file supporting him and calling for change.

Sniff insists that the campaign is a million-dollar smear against him by the union leadership, claiming that 75% of the rank and file support him.

While Sniff criticizes Bianco's union support, he too is getting some large donations including $100,000 from Palm Springs philanthropist Harold Matzner.  

Sniff said he'll have other large individual donors coming forward in the coming weeks ahead.

Sheriff Sniff Campaign

Chad Bianco Campaign

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