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Comer-McDaniel Raise $1.1 Million in Bid for Governor

James Comer's campaign for Kentucky governor has raised nearly $1.1 million since its launch, bagging more than half a million dollars in its second fundraising quarter.

Comer, the Commissioner of Agriculture, and his running mate, State Senator Chris McDaniel of Taylor Mill, have been in the race for about four months. The Republican said that his fundraising numbers reflect the outpouring of support he has received all across Kentucky.

“The money we’ve raised has come from people of all walks of life, many of them first time political donors," Comer said in a statement. "Kentuckians are sending a clear message that this election cannot be bought by one person. This campaign is not just my campaign; it is our campaign, to move Kentucky forward to a brighter future.”

“Our message is resonating with voters and they are willing to put their hard earned dollars where their vote is,” said McDaniel. “Kentuckians know a Comer Administration will eliminate government waste and make government more efficient because they have seen him do it at the Department of Agriculture.”

So far, the Republican field includes Comer-McDaniel and Louisville businessman Hal Heiner who is running with former Lexington City Council member K.C. Crosbie. Heiner, whose fundraising total was not available, donated more than $4 million of his own money to the campaign last year, the Herald-Leader reported.

On the Democratic side, Attorney General Jack Conway and his running mate, State Rep. Sannie Overly, have not yet released their fundraising total.

Other candidates have until January 27 to enter the race.

-Staff report

Photo via Comer-McDaniel campaign