Tomblin Ahead in Campaign Money Raised

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has outraised his Republican opponent since they both won their party's nominations in West Virginia's special election for governor.

Tomblin reported raising $1.25 million between May 27 and Sunday. The Democrat attracted $832,273 at a series of fundraising events.

Republican Bill Maloney raised less than a third of Tomblin's total during that time. The Morgantown businessman loaned his campaign another $750,000, but his total still came just below Tomblin's at $1.22 million.

Maloney also spent twice as much during the reporting period as Tomblin, $645,000 versus $305,000. That left Maloney with $576,703 heading into the race's final six weeks. Tomblin reported a balance close to $1 million.

The special election is Oct. 4. Six third-party and write-in candidates are also running.

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