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Farnsworth-Hutchings raises, spends more than Pierce campaigning

Sabine Poux/KDLL

Kenai Peninsula Borough mayoral candidate Linda Farnsworth-Hutchings raised more for her campaign than Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce this election, according to most-recent campaign donation reports from the Alaska Public Offices Commission. As of today, Farnsworth-Hutchings has a total reported income of nearly $34,000, with Pierce around $26,000.

Farnsworth-Hutchings also out-spent Pierce, with expenditures coming in at around $21,000. Pierce has reported spending closer to $20,000.

Farnsworth-Hutchings last reported new donations and expenses Oct. 4, while Pierce last reported Oct. 2.

PAC-wise, Pierce’s campaign saw support from the Kenai Peninsula Republican Women of Alaska, Alaska Republicans and Enstar Employee PAC, in amounts of $500 each. Pierce was an employee of Enstar for almost 40 years.

He also received $1,500 from the Republican Women of the Kenai. One of the group’s contributions, in the amount of $1,000, was Pierce’s single largest contribution.

Pierce attended an in-person Republican Women of the Kenai event in Homer on Oct. 2, attended by other members of the Alaska Republican Party, including Sen. Dan Sullivan.

Farnsworth-Hutchings received a donation from the NEA-Alaska Political Action Committee on Education for $1,000. That was the largest contribution to her campaign.

You can read more about the candidates’ reported finances on the APOC site, under the tab “Campaign Disclosure Reports.”

Troy Nightingale, of Kenai, is also running in tomorrow’s race. There were no forms filed for his campaign on the APOC site.

Sabine Poux is a producer and reporter for the Brave Little State podcast of Vermont Public. She was formerly news director and evening news host at KDLL in Kenai.

Originally from New York, Sabine has lived and reported in Argentina and Vermont and Kenai.
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