- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - End-of-year campaign filings show Gov. Gina Raimondo and her Democratic challenger, Clay Pell, broke spending records last year.

The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1gE23RO ) that Raimondo outspent her Republican rival, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, nearly 3 to 1. She spent $6.3 million over the four-year election cycle.

Pell spent $3.9 million for 34,515 primary votes, or $114 a vote. He spent nearly $3.5 million of his own money.

Most of what Republican Ken Block spent on his unsuccessful campaign for the GOP nomination to run for governor also came out of his own pocket. He spent $857,557, including $720,264 of his own money, on his second run for governor.

Fung spent $2.2 million during the four-year campaign cycle, financed in part by $1.1 million in public matching funds he received after winning the primary.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com

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