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Pence, Gregg report fundraising numbers

Republican governor contender Mike Pence continues to lead Democrat opponent John Gregg in fundraising.

New reports filed Monday show Pence raised $2.9 million in the third quarter running July through September. He spent $6.6 million and has $1.8 million cash on hand as the race heads into its final weeks.

His campaign also reports he has already paid $2.3 million for the last three weeks of television ads.

"Over the past few months, Mike's positive, issues-based vision and Roadmap to make Indiana the state that works have drawn thousands of Hoosiers to invest time, talent and resources," said Kyle Robertson, campaign manager. "We are grateful to have the continued outpouring of support from Hoosiers in all corners of the state as we enter the final weeks of the campaign."

Gregg raised $1 million and spent $3.3 million. But he has less than $500,000 on hand for a final push.

"I continue to be honored and humbled by the support that Hoosiers have given my campaign," he said. "I have taken my message of creating jobs, strengthening education and bi-partisan cooperation to every corner of the state, and today's report shows that the message is resonating with voters throughout Indiana."

According to several polls, Pence has a large lead in the race, similar to the lead he has in fundraising.

To contact Niki Kelly email her at nkelly@jg.net or follow her on Twitter @nkellyatJG.

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