GOP candidates lead in fundraising



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GREENFIELD — Republicans have out-raised and outspent Democrats and Libertarians in races with Hancock County ties this year.

Year-to-date campaign finance reports were due Friday for county and state candidates; congressional candidates filed their reports earlier this week. In every local race, the GOP candidates have a least a 3-to-1 advantage in fundraising.

Democrats say the amount of cash stockpiled for GOP candidates is not surprising in the heavily Republican county. Republicans say while money cannot necessarily win an election, it doesn’t hurt to have the resources to get their message out to voters.

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