Maura Healey and Andrea Campbell top February campaign donations – Boston Herald

As new contenders continue to enter the fray for the 2022 statewide races, two household names have raked in the most money of the field: Maura Healey and Andrea Campbell.

Healey, the state attorney general who is bidding for the open gubernatorial seat, raised $412,499 in the short month of last month, his campaign confirmed, for a total of $4,237,371 in cash.

Healey’s Democratic rival, State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, earned $106,607 in February and $351,058 in her bank. The two will face off in the Democratic primary in September.

Chang-Diaz’s team noted that in the shortest month of the year, the campaign received donations from more than 600 people, more than 50% of whom were first-time donors to the campaign. , and 76% of donations were $100 or less. Chang-Diaz’s campaign noted that it had doubled or tripled its November fundraiser in each of the past three months.

Former challengers, including Harvard professor Danielle Allen and former state senator Ben Downing, have dropped out of the race. Both Chang-Diaz and Allen had called themselves progressives, potentially giving Chang-Diaz a financial boost now that Allen has left the race.

On the Republican side, former state Rep. Geoff Diehl’s campaign said it has yet to compile its campaign totals. Diehl’s Republican challenger, businessman Chris Doughty, did not respond to the Herald’s request for figures.

In the race for attorney general, former Hub mayoral candidate, councilwoman and attorney Andrea Campbell raised $329,488 in the first month of her campaign for attorney general.

His challenger, Quentin Palfrey, a candidate for Democratic lieutenant governor in 2018, ended February with $101,942 raised and $46,877 in cash.

Labor lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan, who is also vying for the seat soon to be vacated by Maura Healey, did not respond to a Herald request for her campaign numbers.

The crowded lieutenant governor’s race includes familiar Democratic faces like Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll, state Rep. Tami Gouveia and senses Adam Hinds and Eric Lesser. On the Republican side, former state Rep. Kate Campanale announced Tuesday that she is running as running mate for gubernatorial candidate Chris Doughty.

Lesser raised more than $100,410 in February from 781 donors, bringing total available cash to more than $884,000, according to his campaign. It has raised over $284,000 in total since its launch. Driscoll’s team said they raised $40,800 last month and have $84,100 in the bank. Her campaign notes that she has the most support among the candidates, with more than 120.

Former Deval Patrick Deputy Transportation Secretary Chris Dempsey and State Senator Diana DiZoglio are running for the state auditor seat vacated by Suzanne Bump. Dempsey’s camp said numbers aren’t yet available, while DiZoglio has raised $45,323.30 and has $453,168.02 in cash, according to official reports filed with the state’s Office for campaign and political financing.

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