FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear raised more than $505,000 in the last three months for his re-election efforts, bringing the total raised so far by him and his running mate, Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, to $3.1 million.
The Beshear-Abramson Democratic slate reported $2.3 million on hand in its latest report Tuesday to the state Registry of Election Finance.
Beshear and Abramson “continue to work tirelessly to bring economic recovery to Kentucky families, and Kentuckians from every corner of the state have responded,” Matt Osborne, the campaign’s finance director, said in a statement.
Osborne said the slate has had more than 5,100 donors from 119 of Kentucky’s 120 counties.
The only other Democrat running against Beshear is perennial candidate Otis “Bullman” Hensley Jr. of Harlan County.
Republicans seeking the state’s highest office are Senate President David Williams of Burkesville , who is slated with Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer of Clay County, and Louisville businessman Phil Moffett, who is running with state Rep. Mike Harmon of Danville
Lexington attorney Gatewood Galbraith is running on an independent slate with Frankfort political consultant Dea Riley.
The race is next year.