Beebe Continues Cash Advantage in Arkansas Governor's Race

OCTOBER 17, 2006 - Posted at 7:19 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Beebe hasn't slowed down any in his race with Republican nominee Asa Hutchinson for campaign money.  The latest campaign finance reports, filed yesterday, show that Beebe enjoyed a three-to-one lead in fundraising over Hutchinson last month.

The reports show that Beebe raised $678,802 last month, bringing his total contributions to nearly $5,700,000.  Hutchinson raised $208,055, bringing his total to nearly $3,100,000.

Beebe spokesman Zac Wright credited the attorney general's cash advantage last month to a September 7 fundraiser headlined by former President Clinton.

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