King County Council member Bob Ferguson says he now has the edge over his fellow King County Council member, Republican Reagan Dunn, in fundraising in the race for attorney general.
According to records at the state Public Disclosure Commission, Ferguson has raised $696,684 to Dunn’s $683,873, or about $13,000 more. Factoring in debt and money spent so far, the two competitors are still neck-and-neck. Ferguson has $485,945 cash on hand, plus another $36,172 in debt. Dunn has $417,955 on hand, and no debt.
Of Dunn’s total, $23,700 came from his previous county council reelection account; $18,500 came from the state Republican Party; and the rest came from individual contributors, companies, and groups, including, notably, $6,400 from former Maria Cantwell opponent Mike McGavick and his wife, Gaelynn and $1,000 from Bellevue developer and light-rail opponent Kemper Freeman’s company, Kemper Holdings.
Ferguson, meanwhile, carried over $12,040 from his previous reelection campaign account, and has received $15,000 so far from the Democratic Party. Other notable contributors include the law firm of state Sen. David Frockt (D-46) and several unions, including the King County sheriff’s union (which also gave to Dunn) as well as the Teamsters, the Machinists, and the carpenters’ and sheet metal workers’ unions.