MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Gov. Peter Shumlin has passed the million-dollar mark in campaign fundraising, and has raised more than two-and-a-half times as much as his Republican rival in the last month.
Campaign finance reports show that Shumlin has amassed just over $1 million in his re-election bid, including $25,000 left over from the Democrat's last campaign, and $1,700 in non-monetary contributions. He has most of the money he's raised - $883,000 - still on hand.
Republican state Sen. Randy Brock has raised about $409,000 toward his campaign, including a $300,000 loan to the campaign from his own funds. In the past month, he's raised about $62,000 - to $160,000 for Shumlin.
A new Republican-leaning independent political action committee, meanwhile, has raised $100,000 from a single donor - Lenore Broughton of Burlington.
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