Caldwell, Carlisle Surge While Cayetano Fades In Fundraising Effort

Civil Beat composite

UPDATED 8/1/2012 5:45 p.m.

Ben Cayetano's big lead in the money department is dissipating.

With many contributors maxing out during the first half of the year, the former governor raised just $58,000 between July 1 and July 27. That's less than the $274,000 Kirk Caldwell raised — including a $50,000 personal loan to his campaign — and $101,000 Peter Carlisle collected in the same period, according to reports filed Wednesday with the Campaign Spending Commission.

"We are very happy with the support that we continue to receive and this shows that we are finishing strong," Caldwell said in a statement from his campaign.

"We are very pleased with the support that has been shown to Mayor Carlisle," Carlisle Campaign Manager Nani Medeiros said in an email. "As voters hear about his record of accomplishments, financial responsibility, transparency in government, innovative approaches, empowering employees, and how he has kept politics out of city hall they grow increasingly supportive. We are confident that we have the resources needed to communicate these accomplishments loudly and clearly before election day."

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