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Mills comes out ahead in latest fundraising reports

September 26, 2018

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Candidates vying to replace Maine’s Republican governor say they’ve raised more than $3 million weeks ahead of November’s election.

State campaign finance reports say Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills raised $1.8 million, including nearly $950,000 for the general election.

Republican auto collision center founder Shawn Moody has raised $1.4 million, with $673,000 earmarked for November. Moody has kicked in about half a million dollars to his campaign.

Moody and Mills report campaign war chests of roughly $400,000 a-piece.

Independent entrepreneur Alan Caron has about $200,000 on-hand. He and his wife loaned $725,000 to his campaign.

Independent State Treasurer Terry Hayes is running with public funding and reports $211,000 on-hand.

Outside groups report spending about half a million dollars to help Moody. Outside group have spent $2.2 million in Mills’ favor.

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