Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog
OMAHA—With the April 2 primary election less than a month away Mayor Jim Suttle has money on his side, according to the latest state campaign reports.
Suttle, the only Democrat in the race, goes into the final weeks of the campaign—the general election is May 14—with $293,611 in the bank, his closest rival is nearly $115,000 behind.
During January and February, Suttle raised $255,405. Altogether his four major foes raised $331,118 during the same time frame.
Suttle’s single largest contributor in the last two months was philanthropist Dick Holland who gave the mayor’s campaign $25,000. Holland was one of Suttle’s biggest backers during the 2011 recall.
Second place in the campaign cash-on-hand fight goes to Republican Dan Welch with $178,740. Welch raised $114,001 during the last two months.
Close behind Welch is Republican Jean Stothert with $167,040 in the bank. Stothert raised $79,006 in January and February.
Republican Dave Nabity reports $131,091 cash-on-hand. During the last two months he raised $79,311.
Brad Ashford, who is running as an independent, has $63,538 in the bank. Ashford raised $58,800 during January and February.
Ashford, Stothert and Welch have been spending thousands on TV and radio.
Nabity has yet to enter the air war.
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