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Republican gubernatorial candidate Sarah Huckabee Sanders raised $ 4.2 million in the last quarter to bring her fundraising total to $ 9.1 million, Sanders reported Thursday.

The other Republican gubernatorial candidate, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, said he raised more than $ 215,000 in contributions in the second quarter of 2021 to bring her total contributions to $ 1.4 million.

Meanwhile, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Jones led the fundraiser for the four Democratic candidates last quarter with more than $ 587,000 in contributions. He announced his candidacy for governor on June 15, midway through the third and final month of the quarter that ended on June 30.

Thursday was the deadline for state candidates to file their quarterly campaign finance reports with the secretary of state’s office. The Arkansas state and federal nomination period is scheduled for February 22, 2022 to March 1, 2022, with a primary election on May 24 and a general election on November 8, 2022.

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Sanders said her campaign fundraising was a record for any gubernatorial campaign in the state’s history, and she is grateful for the outpouring of support.

The Arkansans contributed more than $ 1.5 million to his campaign last quarter, and nearly 9,000 Arkansans contributed a total of $ 3 million to his campaign, she noted.

“It is clear that the Arkansans wants a leader who will defend our freedom and oppose the radical left, grow our economy and create jobs, and increase access to quality education and opportunities for a brighter future. and more prosperous, ”Sanders said in a written statement. .

She is a former White House press secretary for President Donald Trump and the daughter of former Republican Governor Mike Huckabee. She announced her candidacy for governor at the end of January.

Rutledge, who launched his campaign in July 2020, said, “I am always touched by the continued financial support of voters across the state of Arkansas and I am extremely proud that 80% of my donors are Arkansans. “

“COVID-19 and 2020 have taught us that governors have a real impact on the daily life of every citizen,” she said in a written statement. “I am the only candidate in this race with real leadership experience making decisions every day on behalf of 3 million Arkansans, a real record of achievement and a vision for Arkansas. Part of that vision was l ‘announced earlier this quarter of my plan to eliminate state income tax to allow Arkansas to grow our economy and make our state competitive again. “

Rutledge’s announcement in May came days after Sanders tweeted his support for the state’s income tax elimination permanently.

For the primary, Little Rock’s Sanders said he raised $ 3.7 million in contributions and spent $ 1.8 million in the last quarter to increase his total contributions to $ 7.68 million and total spend to $ 2. $ 7 million, leaving a balance of $ 4.8 million on June 30.

For the general election, she said she raised $ 515,483 and spent nothing to increase her total contributions to $ 1.4 million, leaving a balance of $ 1.42 million on June 30.

For the primary, Rutledge de Maumelle said he raised $ 154,741 in contributions and spent $ 125,705.88 in the last quarter to increase his total contributions to $ 1 million and his total expenses to $ 299,584, leaving a balance of 764. $ 704 as of June 30.

For the general election, Rutledge said he raised $ 61,700 and spent nothing in the last quarter to increase his total contributions to $ 383,000, leaving a balance of $ 383,000 on June 30.

For the primary, Jones of Little Rock said they raised $ 582,847 in contributions and spent $ 47,808 in the last term, leaving a balance of $ 535,038 as of June 30.

For the general election, he said he collected $ 4,400 in contributions in the last quarter, leaving a balance of $ 4,400 on June 30.

“This is a campaign about the potential of Arkansas, and I am deeply grateful that so many people have already stepped up and decided to get involved,” Jones said in a written statement.

“This incredible early support and the enthusiasm of the Arkansans will allow us to build the type of Operation that comes along and listens, engages with the real world concerns of the Arkansans across the State and organizes people to take action. said Jones, who is a former director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub.

The other three Democratic gubernatorial candidates reported the following numbers in their reports:

• Little Rock businesswoman Supha Xayprasith-Mays raised $ 7,400 in contributions and spent $ 799 last quarter. This left him with a balance of $ 14,000 on June 30.

• Teacher Anthony Bland Sr. of Little Rock raised $ 3,175 in contributions, received a $ 750 campaign loan from James Lowery of Hot Springs, and spent $ 1,893 in the last term on elementary school, leaving a balance of $ 2,031 on June 30. He announced his candidacy for governor on June 23.

• Little Rock businessman James Russell III raised $ 2,115 in contributions, loaned $ 3,000 to his campaign and spent $ 5,005 last term for the primary. This brought his total contributions to $ 4,625, his total campaign loans to $ 4,000 and his total expenses to $ 6,612, leaving a balance of $ 2,022 on June 30.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

The four Republican candidates announced for the post of lieutenant governor reported the following campaign finance figures:

• State Senator Jason Rapert de Conway raised $ 187,756 in contributions and spent $ 28,064 in the final term for the primary. This increased his total contributions to $ 217,181 and his total expenses to $ 43,354, leaving a balance of $ 173,827 as of June 30.

For the general election, he raised $ 12,700 in contributions last quarter, leaving a balance of $ 12,700.

• Former Republican State Party Chairman Doyle Webb de Benton raised $ 120,140 in contributions, loaned $ 365 to his campaign and spent $ 9,384 in the last quarter and for the primaries, leaving a balance of 111 $ 120 June 30. Webb announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor on May 4.

• State Surgeon General Greg Bledsoe of Little Rock raised $ 109,055 in contributions and spent $ 8,327 in the final term for primary. This brought his total contributions to $ 209,500 and his total primary spending to $ 13,463, leaving a balance of $ 196,036.

• Washington County Judge Joseph Wood of Fayetteville raised $ 32,920 in contributions and spent $ 437 on the primary, leaving a balance of $ 32,491 on June 30. Wood announced his campaign for lieutenant governor on May 17.

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Republican Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin of Little Rock said he raised $ 72,939 in contributions and spent $ 107,416 in the final term for the primary. This brought his total contributions to $ 1.46 million and his total expenses to $ 317,268, leaving a balance of $ 1.1 million as of June 30.

For the general election, Griffin said he raised $ 17,100 and spent nothing in the last quarter. This increased his total contributions to $ 592,735 and his total expenses to $ 15,800, leaving a balance of $ 576,935 as of June 30.

Republican candidate Leon Jones Jr. of Little Rock, former director of the state’s Fair Housing Commission, said he raised $ 12,650 in contributions and spent $ 9,271 in the final term for the primary. This increased his total contributions to $ 48,050 and his total expenses to $ 18,783, leaving a balance of $ 29,266 as of June 30.

Democratic candidate Jesse Gibson, a lawyer from Little Rock, said he raised $ 87,235 in contributions, loaned $ 25,000 to his campaign and spent $ 10,640 on the primary, leaving a balance of $ 101,594 on June 30. He announced his campaign on May 25.

SECRETARY OF STATE

Secretary of State John Thurston, a Republican from the East End, said he raised $ 22,800 in contributions and spent $ 30 in the last quarter on the primary. This increased his total contributions to $ 24,300 and his total expenses to $ 511, leaving a balance of $ 38,298 as of June 30.

For the general election, he received a contribution of $ 2,800 in the last quarter, leaving a balance of $ 2,800 as of June 30.

Democratic candidate Joshua Price de Maumelle said he raised $ 13,960 in contributions and spent $ 153 in the last term for the primary, leaving a balance of $ 13,806 on June 30. The former Pulaski County election commissioner announced his campaign on July 7.

TREASURER

State Senator Matthew Pitsch, R-Fort Smith, candidate for state treasurer, said he raised $ 34,000 in contributions and spent $ 3,355 in the last quarter and in total for the primary, leaving a balance of $ 32,670 on June 30.

AUDITOR

State Treasurer Dennis Milligan, a Republican from Benton running for state auditor, said he raised $ 17,125 in contributions and spent $ 52 in the last quarter on the primary elections. This increased his total contributions to $ 32,825, kept his campaign loans at $ 483, and increased total primary spending to $ 601, leaving a balance of $ 32,706 as of June 30.

Milligan said he raised $ 2,800 last quarter for the general election. This increased his total contributions to $ 3,300, leaving a balance of $ 3,300 on June 30 for the general election.

LAND COMMISSIONER

Lands Commissioner Tommy Land, a Republican from Heber Springs, said he raised $ 1,100 in contributions and spent $ 2,209 in the last term for the primary. This brought his total contributions to $ 20,511, interest income to $ 118 and total expenses to $ 2,209, leaving a balance of $ 18,420 as of June 30.


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