Candidates for Governor grow their war chests

U.S. Representative Gresham Barrett has raised more than half a million dollars in the past three month for his gubernatorial campaign. Since officially entering the six-person field in March, the Republican has raised more than $800,000. Barrett’s staff says they could not determine how much cash the campaign had on hand because of issues with transferring money from his federal account.
Both Barrett and potential gubernatorial candidate Henry McMaster reported more than $1 million on hand after the first three months of 2009.
But Barrent is NOT alone with his half-a million dollar figure–State Senator Vincent Sheheen, a DEMOCRATIC candidate, today announced that HE has raised over $500,000 over the last five months in his gubernatorial campaign. For the quarter, he says he raised $225,000. He now has cash on hand of $460,000. Sheheen says most significantly, 970 individuals from all regions of the state contributed to the campaign, ¬¨demonstrating a broad base of support for his candidacy.

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