Democrat Ned Lamont has pumped more than $12 million of his own money into his campaign for governor while Republican Bob Stefanowski has invested more than $3 million, according to campaign finance reports filed with the State Elections Enforcement Commission. See latest Lamont report here. Stefanowski report here.
In addition to his own loot Lamont has raised more than $600,000 in contributions from others since announcing his candidacy in January, while Stefanowski has received roughly $2 million from others in total. Although outspent heavily by Lamont in their respective candidate committee filings, Stefanowski is boosted by $3 million in an independent advertising campaign from the Republican Governors Association.
In the final push to election day, Lamont’s campaign shows $5.5 million cash on hand while Stefanowski has about $747,000.
Petitioning candidate for governor Oz Griebel has loaned/raised about $387,000 combined.
Most public polling shows Lamont with a single digit lead over Stefanowski.