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By the numbers: A comparison of West Virginia's gubernatorial candidates

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August 31, 2011

By Lauren Rodgers

West Virginia

Charleston, WV: West Virginia's gubernatorial race is entering the home stretch. With just 34 days left until the October 4, 2011 special election, the candidates are working their way around the state to shake hands, talk to voters, and raise money.

The first filing deadline for campaign finance reports was August 26, 2011. Check out the chart below to see how all five candidates stack up. So far, Tomblin has outraised Maloney nearly 3 to 1 and spends roughly $1.48 for every $1.00 the Maloney campaign spends.

West Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Campaign Finance: First General Report
Candidate Political Party Beginning Balance Cash Contributions In-kind Contributions Total Contributions Total Expenditures
Earl Ray Tomblin[1] Democrat $29,183.03 $1,250,964.74 $1,256,684.56 $3,247,540.36 $2,246,820.98
Bill Maloney[2] Republican $87,868.75 $383,746.50 $9,238.74 $707,055.03 $1,517,153.66
Harry Bertram[3] American Third Position $0 $3,852.00 $0 $3,852.00 $2,514.92
Bob Henry Baber[4] Mountain $0 $3,097.76 $750 $3,847.76 $224.75
Marla Ingels[5] Independent $0 $0 $0 $0 $87.27

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