Davis, McGuire hold money edge ahead of primary

Associated PressJuly 31, 2012 

JUNEAU -- Two incumbent Anchorage senators hold big cash advantages over their opponents heading into the Aug. 28 primary.

Disclosures filed with the Alaska Public Offices Commission show Sen. Bettye Davis raised about $35,400, while Sen. Lesil McGuire raised nearly $24,200. While the report covers Feb. 2 through July 27, the money raised by both came between May and July.

Davis' opponent in the Democratic primary, former state Rep. Harry Crawford, reported raising more than $5,200 for the period, while McGuire's challenger in the Republican primary, Jeff Landfield, reported raising about $5,100.

Davis had nearly $33,400 on hand at the end of the reporting period, while Crawford had nearly $2,400. McGuire had more than $11,700 on hand, while Landfield had about $1,400.

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