In Money Race, Two N.H. Gubernatorial Candidates Stand Out

Aug 25, 2016

Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, left, and Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern
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Democrat Colin Van Ostern and Republican Ted Gatsas are leading the cash race in the contest for governor.

Campaign finance reports filed Wednesday show Van Ostern has raised just over $1 million and Gatsas just below that amount, not including a $75,000 personal loan. The totals are significantly higher than their competitors. The primary is Sept. 13.

Republican Rep. Frank Edelblut has contributed $750,000 to his own campaign, giving him the highest cash on hand at this point.

Among the candidates, Democrat Steve Marchand has the smallest amount of cash on hand. He's raised $101,799 and spent $81,183.

Republican Chris Sununu has raised $588,000 and Jeanie Forrester's campaign shows $237,000 in contributions. Democrat Mark Connolly's report shows $452,000 raised, not counting roughly $104,000 in personal loans.