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Sununu, Sherman enter Governor's race on near equal financial footing

Allegra Boverman for NHPR
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The year’s first campaign finance filings show Gov. Chris Sununu and Democrat Tom Sherman on relatively equal footing.

Sununu’s campaign committee raised about $814,000 from 457 donors this year, according to records posted to the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s website.

The three-term incumbent is entering primary season with about $715,000 in his campaign account.

Rye state Sen. Tom Sherman, the lone Democrat running for governor, collected more than $821,000 from more than 6,000 donors. He was also bolstered by a $235,000 transfer from his state senate political account.

Sherman’s campaign account carries a balance of nearly $615,000.

The latest filings show the Republicans challenging Sununu in the GOP primary — Thad Riley and Karen Testerman – have a lot of catching up to do. None of them raised more than $7,500.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story mistakenly referred to gubernatorial candidate Kelly Halldorson as a Republican. Halldorson is running as a Libertarian.

Josh has worked at NHPR since 2000.

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