MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Republican Gov. Phil Scott spent more than Democratic challenger Christine Hallquist, the nation's first transgender political candidate to win a major-party gubernatorial nomination, leading up to their primary wins this week, campaign finance records show.

Scott raised more than $313,000, plus donated goods and services, and spent about $263,000 through Wednesday, the Burlington Free Press reported.

He has received several large contributions, some from corporations, such as Casella Associates, Boston-based pharmaceutical company Vertex and the Florida-based International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. About 12 percent of his campaign contributions came from out of state.

Hallquist raised $157,000, plus donated goods and services, and spent roughly $159,000. She loaned her campaign $18,500, records showed.

She no longer takes corporate donations and gave back about $16,000 received earlier. She's gotten a big boost from the Victory Fund, a political action committee that backs LGBTQ candidates, and 29 percent of her contributions came from out of state.

In the race for lieutenant governor, incumbent David Zuckerman, a Progressive/Democrat, and challenger Don Turner, a Republican, were uncontested in their primaries but are preparing for the November general election.

Zuckerman, a farmer who does not take corporate donations, has raised $75,000 and spent $41,000. Turner has raised about $110,000 and spent $32,000.


Information from: The Burlington Free Press,