Raimondo Posts $485K for Q4; Taveras Slightly Narrows Her Advantage; Pell Tops $1M
Gina Raimondo's gubernatorial campaign says it raised $485,507 in the final three months of 2013, raising her campaign account to a balance of $2,508,647. Meanwhile, the new Democrat in the race, Clay Pell, shows a balance of $1.1 million, with more than $1 million of it coming from a loan to himself.
Here's how Raimondo touted her latest numbers.
“The outpouring of support from across Rhode Island has been incredible and this has been our strongest fundraising quarter yet,” Raimondo's campaign manager, Eric Hyers, said in a statement. “Rhode Island is stuck and Gina is exactly the right leader to set the tone at the top to grow our economy, rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and improve our public schools. The strength of the support behind this campaign reflects her proven track record of bringing people together to solve big problems.”
On Wednesday, the campaign of one of Raimondo's two Democratic rivals, Angel Taveras, said it had its own best quarter in Q4, raising $324,920, and bringing its war chest to a balance of $1,025,98.62.
The latest figures provided by the respective campaigns still show a considerable cash advantage for Raimondo, although Taveras has slightly narrowed the roughly 3-to-1 edge she had at the end of Q3.
This post has been updated.