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The Cash in Council Races

By Amy Smith, April 12, 2012, 6:16pm, Newsdesk

Campaign finance reports for City Council candidates rolled in today. Let's take a quick look:

Lee Leffingwell reported contributions of $149,313, expenditures of $124,699, and $104,778 on hand. Opponent Brigid Shea reported raising over $95,000, including $25,000 she loaned her campaign.

Shea has raised more than $100,000 since she began fundraising in December. She reported expenditures of $47,776, with $53,441 remaining.

The third mayoral candidate, Clay Dafoe, raised $1,165. In Place 2, incumbent Mike Martinez raised $85,188, while opponent Laura Pressley took in $30,638.

In Place 5, incumbent Bill Spelman's fundraising efforts netted $40,053; Dominic Chavez, $18,670; Tina Cannon, $4,940; David Yepez Conley, John Duffy, and Robert Prudente each reported zero contributions.

In Place 6, Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole raised $66,280. Opponent Shaun Ireland'sreport had not yet been posted on the city's website when we went to blog.

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