Comer raises $555k in 4Q; fundraising total tops $1 million

01/05/2015 05:09 PM

Republican gubernatorial candidate James Comer ended his final fundraising quarter of 2014 with more than a half-million dollars raised, bringing his first two campaign finance reports to a combined $1,096,434 raised.

Comer raised $555,842 in the fourth quarter for 2014, the campaign announced Monday. Since launching his candidacy Sept. 9, Comer has raised nearly $1.1 million.

“The money we’ve raised has come from people of all walks of life, many of them first time political donors,“Comer said in a press release. “Kentuckians are sending a clear message that this election cannot be bought by one person. This campaign is not just my campaign; it is our campaign, to move Kentucky forward to a brighter future.”

The Lexington Herald-Leader first reported the fundraising totals as the press release was sent out.

Comer faces businessman and former Louisville Metro Council member Hal Heiner in the GOP primary. Heiner’s fundraising totals for the fourth quarter report were not immediately available.

Heiner has reported $4.6 million netted for his gubernatorial campaign as of his third-quarter fundraising report, with $4.2 million of that total loaned coming from the candidate’s pocket.

Attorney General Jack Conway of Louisville and Lexingtonian Geoff Young have filed for the Democratic gubernatorial primary.

About Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics, the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like the connection between the high profile Steubenville, Ohio rape and a Kentucky hacker whose push for further investigation could put him in federal prison. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickStorm_cn2. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@charter.com.

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