Beshear campaign reports $9.5 million for re-election

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear has taken in $9.5
million in cash and in-kind campaign contributions for his general
election race, the campaign said in a statement Wednesday.
The statement said $4.1 million of the total has come in since
the May primary election.
"The campaign is very pleased to have the support of so many
Kentuckians," said campaign manager Bill Hyers. "Almost 7,000
people contributed during this filing period and over 12,000 for
the entire campaign."
Hyers said a full financial report that will be filed Wednesday
with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance will show Beshear
and running mate Jerry Abramson, the longtime mayor of Louisville,
still have $1 million in the bank. He said the report won't reflect
that the campaign has pre-purchased $1 million in television
advertising for the final weeks of the race.
"While this report speaks to the strong and broad support Gov.
Beshear and Jerry Abramson have received, Gov. Beshear remains
focused on his responsibilities as governor - primarily his goal to
create a job for every Kentuckian who needs one."
Beshear is being challenged in the Nov. 8 election by Republican
David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith, both of whom
will also have to file campaign finance reports on Wednesday.
All of Kentucky's candidates for statewide office have to file
financial disclosure reports by Wednesday evening. Those reports
list the names of financial donors and also provide details about
expenditures.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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