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Final campaign finances numbers are in

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Republican Randy Brock outspent Democrat Peter Shumlin more than 2 to 1 in his unsuccessful attempt to unseat the first-term Governor.

Brock spent nearly $807,000. That includes a $300,000 loan he made to his campaign. Shumlin reports spending about $321,000. He had no loans. And still has about $933,000 left in the bank.

In the race for Treasurer. Democrat Beth Pearce raised and spent more than double her Republican challenger Wendy Wilton. Pearce raised $246,000. She spent about $220,000. Wilton raised $95,000. And spent all but $5,000. 

The Vermonters First Political Action Committee spent $952,000 to support conservative candidates including Wilton. But for the most part, it didn't pay off.

In the race for the vacant Auditor's seat, Democrat Doug Hoffer came out on top in the election. But he raised much less than his Republican opponent Vince Illuzzi. Hoffer raised about $57,000. He spent about $54,000. Illuzzi spent a thousand more than he raised , around $92,000.

Incumbent Democrat Bill Sorrell spent $164,000 on his successful run for the AG's office again. His Republican challenger Jack McMullen spent $202,000, including $154,000 in loans.

Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott raised about $185,000. The republican spent $127,000 on his successful re-election. Numbers for Scott's challenger, Democrat Cass Gekas', are not available yet.

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