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Records: Raimondo raised more than $1 million in 2015

February 15, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Campaign finance records show that Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo pulled in more than $1 million in donations in 2015.

The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1KlD1Kg) that Raimondo spent $325,674 of the $1.01 million she raised in her first year in office, ending the year with $764,996 left over.

Most of Raimondo’s donations were from Rhode Islanders. About 14 percent of the funds came from residents in neighboring Massachusetts.

Records show the state’s two other powerful Democratic lawmakers also ended the year with leftover funds.

House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello pulled in $282,954 in 2015. He ended the year with $251,463.

Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed raised $116,625 last year. She has $77,989 remaining as of her latest campaign finance report.

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