Gina Raimondo maintains fundraising lead in governor’s race

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo continues to raise substantially more money than those challenging her in the upcoming gubernatorial election.

Campaign finance reports filed Tuesday show Raimondo raised more than $1.2 million this spring, starting in July with $3.9 million in the bank.

Democratic challenger Matt Brown raised about $77,000. His ending cash balance was $41,000.

The reports show Cranston Mayor Allan Fung raised the most for the Republican primary, with about $245,000 in donations. He began July with nearly $438,000 in the bank.

Republican Patricia Morgan, the House minority leader, raised more than $18,000, finishing with nearly $139,000 on hand. Republican Businessman Giovanni Feroce raised $14,000. His ending cash balance was just $82.

Former Republican state Rep. Joseph Trillo, who’s running as an independent, raised about $2,000, finishing with $86,000.

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