Gov. Deval Patrick is pulling in more money than Republican rival Charles Baker heading into the final weeks of the gubernatorial campaign.
According to aides for the candidates, Patrick raised about $670,000 in September compared to nearly $562,000 for Baker. Patrick's total was boosted by an appeal from his wife Diane that netted $31,000.
When combined with fundraising from running mate Lt. Gov. Tim Murray and the state Democratic Party, the total topped $1.7 million.
The total for Baker, when combined with fundraising from running mate Richard Tisei and the state Republican Party, neared $1.3 million. That's not counting another $500,000 for the state GOP from a fundraiser with John McCain.
Independent candidate Tim Cahill's campaign was still tallying its fundraising totals.
This program aired on October 4, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.