Foulkes leads Q2 gubernatorial fundraising, however McKee closes quarter with many cash


GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE is the gubernatorial prospect with the most cash in his project account since completion of June, according to just recently submitted project financing reports./ AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

PROVIDENCE– Gov. Daniel J. McKee is the gubernatorial prospect with the most cash in his project account since completion of June, according to just recently submitted project financing reports.

With more than $1.2 million in his project account, McKee is standing at a benefit compared to his challengers. However while McKee, a Democrat, is showing off a fuller account, the records of Democratic prospect Helena Buonanno Foulkes, the previous president of CVS Health Corp., reveal she has actually raised the most cash out of all gubernatorial prospects in the 2nd quarter.

Prospects for the Rhode Island gubernatorial race submitted their second-quarter project financing reports on Monday, detailing contributions and expenditures from April 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022.

The project financing records reveal that McKee, who had almost $1.1 million at the start of April, raised an overall of $285,739 from people and political action committees. After investing $141,147, the guv is closing the quarter with a little over $1.2 million.

Republican prospect Ashley Kalus follows soon after McKee with a closing account of almost $1.1 million. The businesswoman began the quarter with $410,172, raised $62,529 in contributions and invested more than $1 million, however her account likewise got an increase from a $1.7 million loan.

Foulkes began the quarter with a considerable benefit at $1.5 million and raised $552,330, however after investing more than $1.3 million on her project, she is closing June with $692,289.

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea, a Democrat, closed the quarter with the third-highest account at $786,019, after raising $268,496 from people and $1,005 from political action committees and investing $379,433.

Former Secretary of State and Democratic prospect Matthew A. Brown began April with $78,989 and closed the quarter with $67,033, after raising $45,016 from people and another $31,570 classified in the report as “Other” contributions and investing $88,495.

Republican prospect Johnathan J. Riccitelli raised $100 from factors, contributed a $3,000 loan and invested $2,873, closing the quarter with $226.

Democratic prospect Luis Daniel Muñoz began the quarter with $1,959, raised $1,190 from factors, invested $1,782 and started July with $1,366 in his account.

The tiniest project account comes from Independent prospect Zachary B. Hurwitz, who closed the account with the $200 he raised throughout the quarter.

Claudia Chiappa is a PBN personnel author. You might call her at Chiappa@PBN.com.

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