Mass. Gov. Hopefuls Quickly Spending Campaign Cash

The top candidates for Massachusetts governor are rapidly draining their campaign accounts in the final drive to Election Day.

As of Oct. 15, Democratic incumbent Gov. Deval Patrick had less than $200,000 in cash left in his account after spending more than $1.1 million during the prior two weeks.

Republican Charles Baker had slightly more, about $225,000 after spending more than $1.3 million in the first two weeks of October.

Independent Timothy Cahill had the most cash, nearly $480,000 left in his account. That's in large part due to $571,000 he received in public campaign funds for agreeing to fundraising limits.

The Massachusetts Democratic Party had $372,000 left in its account heading into the final stretch, just slightly more than the state Republican Party's $356,000.

This program aired on October 21, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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