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Ferguson campaign has outraised opponents in race for Washington governor

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Bob Ferguson (D) has raised the most money in the top-two primary for governor of Washington, taking in $5.69 million since the start of the campaign cycle.

Ferguson raised $63,611 in February. Dave Reichert (R) has raised the next most in the primary, with $2.11 million since the start of the campaign and $374,882 in February. During February alone, Cassondra Hanson (No party preference) raised more than Ferguson but less than Reichert with $94,073.

In total, candidates running for Washington governor have raised $10.1 million and spent $4.55 million through Feb. 29. The top-two primary is on Aug. 6.

Here’s the breakdown for the 26 candidates who are still in the running:

The remaining $790,977 raised in the race for Washington governor went to candidates who have withdrawn.

Forty candidates raised a combined $14.3 million running for governor of Washington in 2020, while 14 raised $13.9 million in 2016.

Looking at the top-two fundraisers in February — Reichert and Hanson:

2,840 individual donations were made to Reichert’s campaign last month.Of those 2,840, the largest share, 998 (35%), was between $100 and $499.13 individual donations were made to Hanson’s campaign last month. Of those 13, the largest share, 12 (92%), was over $1,000.

The next reporting deadline for gubernatorial candidates is April 10. Those reports will cover the period of March 1-31, 2024. To learn more about this race, click below.

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