Saturday, September 13, 2003

Fletcher's trove double Chandler's

The Associated Press

FRANKFORT - Democrat Ben Chandler has half as much money in the race for governor as his Republican opponent Ernie Fletcher.

Chandler has a cash balance of about $1.2 million, while Fletcher has about $2.4 million on hand, according to campaign finance records filed late Friday.

From Sept. 1 to Sept. 11, Chand-ler spent about $185,000 on his campaign. Fletcher, whose latest report covers until Sept. 9, spent nearly $88,000. While Fletcher has held a monetary lead over Chandler during the general election, he has spent nearly $930,000. Chandler has spent about $671,000.

During the latest reporting period, Chandler raised almost $159,000. Fletcher, the 6th District congressman, reported raising nearly $303,000.

For the entire campaign, Chandler has reported raising about $1.9 million. Fletcher has so far reported raising about $3.3 million.

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