- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 31, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Independent Dianne Witman has spent twice as much in the Providence mayoral race as incumbent Mayor Jorge Elorza since the beginning of October.

WPRI-TV reports filings show Witman has spent $168,000 since Oct. 1 while Elorza has spent $71,000. The first-time candidate formally announced her campaign in late September. Most of the spending in October has contributed toward advertising and mailers.

A group called It’s Time Providence that supports Witman has spent $75,000 on at least three ads attacking Elorza.

Both candidates have an ample amount of cash ahead of Election Day. As of Tuesday, Elorza had $639,000 left in his account and Witman had $439,000.

Independent Jeffrey Lemire hasn’t raised or spent any funds on his campaign.



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Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com

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