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Mayoral Money Race Order Unchanged After Priester, Johnson File Updates

Melvin Priester Jr. filed a 48-hour report today showing that he has raised $6,150 more in mayoral contributions. That brings his total to $110,785 by our math to Lumumba's $138,801. Horhn is in third with $104,593

Harvey Johnson Jr. has raised $7,000 more in campaign dollars this week according to his 48-hour report, bringing his total to $67,355.

(For the record, both of these reports and some earlier ones are near-illegible, which is disconcerting coming from serious candidates for mayor. Priester, for one, spent a lot of his JFP interview talking about getting details right. Why not start during the campaign?!?)

To summarize, As of 5 p.m. today, this is where the money stands based on reports legally required to be filed:

  1. Chokwe Lumumba: $138,801
  2. Melvin Priester Jr.: $110,785
  3. John Horhn: $104,593
  4. Tony Yarber: $95,716
  5. Harvey Johnson Jr: $67,355
  6. Margaret Barrett-Simon: $54,680
  7. Regina Quinn: $38,968

Read our original April 2 report about initial April 1 filings and where cash-on-hand stood then.

View all campaign finance reports in the JFP Document Morgue.

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