Sullivan's financial advantage in mayor's race trimmed

RUNOFF: Croft raised more recently; trails in spending and reserves.

April 29, 2009 

Campaign finance reports filed a week before Tuesday's runoff election show Eric Croft picking up a little ground in the fundraising contest recently, but Dan Sullivan still has raised and spent more money in their bids to become Anchorage's next mayor.

The reports filed with the Alaska Public Offices Commission this week show Sullivan has spent about $156,000 in the most recent reporting period, from March 29 through last Saturday. He's raised $97,800 in the same period, for a total of $461,000. Altogether, Sullivan has spent about $376,500 on his campaign.

Croft has raised a little more than Sullivan in the recent reporting period -- about $106,000 -- and he's spent $95,500.

All told, Croft reports $351,500 in total contributions and $304,000 in expenses.

Sullivan ended the period with $83,700 in the bank. Croft had $47,700.

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