All CATEGORIES
☰ Menu
Ohio Politics

4 congressional candidates spend $14.6 million on area races

By admin Published: December 10, 2010

Beacon Journal staff

Nearly $14.6 million was spent on two hotly contested congressional campaigns in the Akron area, according to federal campaign finance reports.

Car dealer Tom Ganley, a Republican candidate in the 13th district, spent the most, by far — a whopping $8.3 million, with most of it coming from his own pocket.

By comparison, Democratic U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton doled out about $1.8 million to beat back Ganley's challenge.

Republican Jim Renacci outspent U.S. Rep. John Boccieri — but not by much — to wrestle away his 16th congressional seat. Renacci spent about $2.4 million, compared to Democratic Boccieri's $2.1 million.

Renacci, a former Wadsworth mayor and prominent business owner, kicked in about $735,000 of his own money.

Boccieri and Renacci spent all but a few hundred dollars of their funds. Ganley had about $13,000 left over, while Sutton had the most remaining, with approximately $54,500.

These figures don't account for outside money spent on the campaigns, which was excessive, especially in the 16th District, where it totaled in the millions.

Print
Add This

SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS

OHIO.COM VIDEOS

Prev Next