Candidates face midnight deadline for fundraising totals

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic attorney general candidate Andy Beshear says he has $1.5 million in cash available to spend less than a month before the primary elections.

Beshear, who is unopposed in the primary, raised more than $350,000 during the last quarter, the largest amount reported Wednesday afternoon as statewide political candidates raced to file fundraising reports before midnight to avoid penalties.

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Topping the list are the four Republican candidates for governor, none of whom has announced fundraising totals yet.

Elsewhere, Republican agriculture commissioner candidate Ryan Quarles says he has just over $90,000 in cash available to spend while GOP rival Richard Heath reported just under $50,000 available.

In the crowded primary for state treasurer, Democrat Rick Nelson has a little over $100 available to spend while Republican Jon Larson has just over $6,000.

 

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