Williams' fundraising lagging in latest report

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Associated Press

Posted on October 29, 2011 at 2:09 AM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams is still lagging far behind Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear in fundraising.

A report filed Friday with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance shows Williams banked $57,621 between Oct. 8 and Oct. 24 and just more than $1 million since the May primary election. Beshear had taken in $517,000 for the same period and more than $6 million since May.

An independent candidate, Lexington attorney Gatewood Galbraith, also is in the race, but is having even more difficulty than Williams in raising campaign cash.

Galbraith filed a report showing he raised just more than $3,500 during the October reporting period.

Beshear's huge lead in the polls has bolstered his fundraising. The most recent polls show him leading Williams by 30 percentage points and Galbraith by 50.

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