Election season is nearly done and Lakeville's mayoral and city council candidates have released their finance reports that were due no later than Oct. 29 to the state's Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. Lakeville Patch then requested the reports from the city clerk's office since they aren't yet available online.
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According to the campaign finance reports, some candidates have raised thousands of dollars during the election cycle. In addition, election day isn't until Tuesday, Nov. 6, and some candidates still have sizable amounts of cash on hand.
Here's a look at the totals through Oct. 29 as reported by mayoral and city council candidates (the PDFs of each candidate is available by clicking the images along the right side at the top of the article):
Editor's note: we have requested school board candidate finance reports from the Lakeville Area Public School District but have not yet received them. We will have a story on legislative candidate finance numbers in the coming days before the election.
- Not all reports are equal and some candidates have more detailed reports than others. In some cases, money spent over the period is more than the amount raised, meaning the candidate had money from previous reporting cycles. Candidates need only report donations of more than $100. Reporting times vary.
- Money Raised: includes in-kind donations as well as cash.
- Local Donations: money raised from residents of Lakeville of more than $100.
- PAC/Outside: money raised by donations from people who reside outside Lakeville—friends or family in other towns or states—or outside groups, such as Super PACs, of more than $100.