Michaud tops 2nd congressional candidates with $809,000 raised

Posted June 01, 2012, at 1:26 p.m.
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 Senate President Kevin Raye, R-Perry, conducts business on the first day of the 2012 legislative session at the State House in Augusta.
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Senate President Kevin Raye, R-Perry, conducts business on the first day of the 2012 legislative session at the State House in Augusta.
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Incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud leads his Republican 2nd Congressional District opponents in fundraising by a wide margin, according to campaign finance data released Friday.

Michaud raised $809,400 to Republican Kevin Raye’s $152,476 and GOP candidate Blaine Richardson’s $554, the candidates’ quarterly Federal Election Commission filings state.

Michaud has $520,250 from a host of nonparty or political action committees, unions, associations, corporations and the paper industry and $287,612 in individual contributions, according to his filing, which covers January 2011 to March 2012.

Raye’s listed contributions include $570 from PACs and other such organizations, with the rest coming from individuals or his own Raye for Congress group. Richardson’s campaign organization, Richardson for Congress 2012, and Richardson himself are his listed contributors.

The quarterly filings were due at midnight Thursday, officials said.

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