Harper Spends $6.1 Million On Run For Governor

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Paducah businessman Billy Harper spent more than six (M) million dollars on his unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign.

That's according to records from the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.

Nearly all the money came from Harper's own bank accounts.

The funds paid for nonstop political ads leading up to the May 22nd primary election in his run for the Republican nomination.

Harper, who owns a construction firm, finished last in the race behind incumbent Governor Fletcher and Anne Northup.

Harper was the first of the three to file his post-primary campaign finance report. Fletcher and Northup have until next week to get theirs in.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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