FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Ernie Fletcher extended his fundraising lead over his top opponent in the Republican primary, taking in $268,000 over a two-week period that ended on May 7, according to finance reports filed Monday.
Former U.S. Rep. Anne Northup of Louisville raised nearly $97,000 over the same period, according to a report filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.
"It just shows the strength of the governor's campaign and the momentum we have going into the stretch run," said Fletcher campaign manager Marty Ryall. "Our fundraising continues to go extremely well."
The latest Fletcher campaign finance report showed he has raised more than $3.2 million since he and running mate Robbie Rudolph entered the May 22 primary race. He has spent more than $2.6 million and still had $567,000 in the bank at the end of the reporting period.
Fletcher spent $627,000 over the two-week period covered in the campaign finance report.
The gubernatorial candidates have until the end of the day to file the reports.