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Today’s mayoral race hasn’t been decided, but the race for last-minute contributions is over. Muriel Bowser built on her $300,000 cash advantage over rival David Catania in the final days of the campaign, raising more than twice what her leading challenger has brought in the last seven days.
Bowser reported $32,351 in contributions in daily finance reports filed to the Office of Campaign Finance since last Tuesday, while Catania brought in $10,220. Candidate Carol Schwartz didn’t file any daily reports, which are required in the last eight days before the election for any contributions over $200. No reports were available for contributions raised yesterday.
In the attorney general race, leading candidate Karl Racine brought in $59,373.74. Edward “Smitty” Smith raised $5,750, $2,000 of it coming from himself. But rival Lorie Masters dwarfed Smitty’s personal contribution, putting a $45,000 personal loan into her campaign for a $45,751 “raised” in the past week. The $45,000 loan means Masters has loaned her campaign a total of $321,500 during the race.
Photo by Darrow Montgomery