Forest raises $2.4M, still behind in N.C. gov’s money race

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Dan Forest and Roy Cooper (Photo: WTVD)

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest recorded his largest fundraising haul in his gubernatorial bid, but he’s still way behind Democratic incumbent Roy Cooper in the money race.

The Committee to Elect Dan Forest says it raised $2.4 million from mid-February through the end of June and had $2 million in cash.

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Cooper’s campaign already announced last week it had raised close to $6 million during the extended second quarter and had $14 million in the bank.

A separate committee designed to help Cooper and other Democratic Council of State candidates says it raised $6 million.

Campaign finance reports were due last Friday.