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Baker leads Coakley in fundraising in campaign

October 16, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Republican candidate Charlie Baker is sitting on considerably more campaign cash than his Democratic rival Martha Coakley heading into the final weeks of the campaign.

In the first two weeks of October, Baker and his running mate Karyn Polito pulled in about $787,000 compared with the nearly $648,000 raised by Coakley and her running mate Steve Kerrigan.

According to their campaign, Baker and Polito also had more than $1.5 million left in cash in their account as of Oct. 15, compared with the $319,000 Coakley and Kerrigan have in their account according to their campaign.

Coakley and Baker have been getting some help by big names in their respective parties.

On Thursday, former President Bill Clinton headlined a rally for Coakley while former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was set to attend a fundraiser for Baker.

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