Sen. Doug Racine, a Democratic candidate for governor, will report raising more than $100,000 toward his race.
He didn't match his chief Democratic competitor dollar for dollar, but Markowitz has been fundraising longer. Racine didn't get serious until after the Legislature adjourned. Her figure, as you may have seen in the previous blog entry, will be about double Racine's.
"We've had a very successful month and a half," reported Mark Larson, a state representative from Burlington who is working on Racine's campaign. Racine wanted to hit six figures and did, Larson said.
There will be a lot more details about candidate fundraising available from filings due to election officials Wednesday.
So what do the figures say about the strength of the two candidates? Is it too soon to tell anything?
Larson suggested that taken together the fundraising for Markowitz and Racine shows strong interest in unseating Republican Gov. Jim Douglas -- should he choose to run for re-election.
It will be interesting to see what Douglas reports tomorrow.
-- Nancy Remsen
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