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Ross exceeds $1 million in third-quarter campaign fundraising


LITTLE ROCK — Democrat Mike Ross raised more than $1 million during the third quarter in his campaign for governor, according to his quarterly campaign finance report filed Tuesday.

The former 4th District congressman’s contributions totaled $1.12 million between July 1 and Sept. 30. His expenditures totaled $415,503 during the quarter and his cash on hand at the end of the period was $2.4 million, his report showed.

Republican candidate for governor Asa Hutchinson reported receiving about $325,000 in campaign contributions during the third quarter. The former U.S. congressman and deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security loaned his campaign an additional $62,000.

Hutchinson reported spending $100,390 between July 1 and the end of September, leaving him with about $1.05 million on hand at the beginning of October.

GOP gubernatorial candidate Curtis Coleman reported raising $79,512, including an $8,855 loan to his campaign, and spending $85,080 during the third quarter. He had $11,180 on hand at the end of September.

State Rep. Debra Hobbs, also a Republican candidate for governor, reported raising $4,705 and spending $15,260 during the quarter. She had $46,493 cash on hand at the end of the period.

Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat, is prevented by term limits from seeking a third term.

John Burkhalter, a Democrat running for lieutenant governor, reported raising $530,195, including a $55,000 loan to his campaign, and spending $104,054 during the quarter. He had $456,790 cash on hand at the end of September.

State Rep. Charlie Collins, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, reported raising $52,993 during the quarter, including a $46,518 loan to his campaign, and spending $1,562 during the quarter. He had $51,431 on hand.

State Rep. Andy Mayberry, also a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, reported raising $4,810 and spending $521 during the third quarter, leaving him with $4,336 in the bank.

Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, a Republican, announced as a candidate for the 4th District congressional seat but later withdrew from the race after problems with his campaign finance reports came to light. He has not said whether he will run for re-election.

Political candidates had until midnight Tuesday to file third-quarter campaign contribution and expenditure reports with the secretary of state’s office.