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.


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