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Coakley Leads In Fundraising For U.S. Senate Campaign

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There are no official tallies yet, but state Attorney General Martha Coakley is apparently leading the pack in fundraising for the abbreviated U.S. Senate campaign.

  • Coakley has raised $2 million since entering the race at the beginning of September, her campaign spokeswoman said.
  • City Year co-founder Alan Khazei raised more than $1 million in the last two weeks, his spokesman said. Khazei said he did not take any money from political action groups or lobbyists.
  • Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Somerville, raised $300,000 dollars in the last two weeks, his campaign said.
  • Boston Celtics co-owner and venture capitalist Stephen Pagliuca raised about $200,000 over the last four or five days, according to his campaign spokesman. Pagliuca, whose worth is estimated at $400 million, is expected to finance much of his own campaign.
  • Republican contender and state Sen. Scott Brown said he raised $154,525 over 18 days of fundraising, from 900 donors.

The candidates have until Oct. 15 to report their official fundraising tallies and campaign spending to the Federal Election Commission.

This program aired on October 1, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.


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