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Raimondo maintains big fundraising lead in governor’s race

February 1, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo’s campaign continues to raise substantially more money than her challengers’ campaigns in this year’s gubernatorial election.

Raimondo brought in about $567,000 in campaign contributions in the quarter ending Dec. 31, according to documents filed with the state Board of Elections this week. That brought her cash on hand to $3.3 million, a total that Raimondo said indicated she had a lot of enthusiastic backers.

“It says I have a lot of strong support, and I am thrilled about that and, you know, we’re going to keep going,” she told WPRO-AM on Thursday.

On the Republican side, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung took in about $175,000 during the quarter, ending with $241,000 cash on hand, according to filings. State Rep. Patricia Morgan, the House minority leader, raised $30,000 and ended with $117,000.

Former Republican state Rep. Joseph Trillo, who is running as an independent, raised $6,550. He finished with about $127,000 cash on hand, much of which came from a loan he gave to his campaign.

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