The Associated Press

Mass. Gov. Patrick Fundraising Picks Up In August

Gov. Deval Patrick’s fundraising is picking up as the race for governor heads into its final months.

Patrick reported raising more than twice as much as his Republican opponent Charles Baker during August.

Patrick, boosted by a series of fundraisers including one on Martha’s Vineyard during President Obama’s vacation, reported raising nearly $524,000 in August.

Baker reported raising more than $253,000. The Massachusetts Republican Party has picked up the cost of a recent Baker television advertisement, allowing him to hold on to more of his campaign money.

State Treasurer Timothy Cahill raised just $22,000 in August. Cahill has also been running a television advertisement.

Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray also outraised Baker’s running mate Richard Tisei. Murray raised $127,000 to Tisei’s $82,000.

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