Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz’s campaign for Governor continues to get off to a rocky start. According to campaign finance reports Ritz actually less money in her campaign account than when the reporting period started.
Ritz began the year with more than $132,000 in cash, most of which was transferred from her Superintendent account. She raised just over $30,000 during the last six months, but also spent nearly $51,000; about $42,000 went to political consultants and closed out the reporting period with about $112,000.
Ritz still owes more than $37,000 in campaign debt.
Democratic challenger and former Speaker John Gregg raised more than $1.7 million and State Senator Karen Tallian had about $23,000 in the bank.
Governor Mike Pence reported raising $1.66 million and having nearly $4.3 million in cash on hand.