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Edelen Fundraising Benefits From Running Mate’s Loan

Posted at 3:44 PM, Apr 27, 2019

FRANKFORT (AP) – Campaign-finance reports show Adam Edelen has raised more than $2.3 million since entering the Democratic primary for Kentucky governor, boosted by a more than $1.4 million loan from his running mate.

Edelen, a former state auditor, has generated more campaign cash than his two main Democratic rivals with the help of the hefty loan from his running mate Gill Holland, a developer and businessman. Attorney General Andy Beshear – widely seen as the front-runner – has raised more than $1.8 million since his campaign started. State House Minority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins has raised more than $1.5 million.

Adkins had the biggest ending balance at $819,412 as the candidates head into the stretch run before the May 21 primary.

Edelen is also benefiting from a super PAC supporting his candidacy.

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4/27/2019 2:28:24 PM (GMT -4:00)