The Beshear and Mongiardo campaign has set a new gubernatorial fundraising record.
Beshear’s total could end up nearly doubling what Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher brought in. Fletcher, who trailed Beshear badly in money for the entire general election, hasn’t yet filed his latest report. They are due by Dec. 12, the day after Beshear is inaugurated.
The $7 million Beshear raised in the general election broke Fletcher’s record of $5.6 million collected in 2003. Beshear’s total of $9.5 million also shattered the overall record of $8 million worth of donations in the primary and general elections combined.