Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin, center , celebrates his victory with his daughters Olivia left, and Becca, right, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
MONTPELIER ó Republican gubernatorial challenger Randy Brock outspent Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin more than two to one in his unsuccessful attempt to unseat the first-term governor, according to new campaign finance documents filed Thursday with the Vermont Secretary of State.
Brock spent $806,647 in his campaign, a figure that included a $300,000 loan, his report said.
Meanwhile, Shumlin reported spending $320,761. His campaign finished with no loans and he still has $932,975 in the bank.
Thursday was a deadline for candidates to file their post-election campaign finance reports with the Secretary of Stateís office.
The reports give a final tally on how much was spent during the just-completed election cycle.
The Vermonters First political action committee spent $952,435 to support conservative candidates. Most of the statewide candidates supported by the PAC, including GOP Treasurer Candidate Wendy Wilton, lost their elections.
Wiltonís campaign spent $90,075 after having raised $95,615. Her opponent, incumbent Democrat Beth Pearce, who was re-elected, spent $219,708 after raising $246,540.
In the race for the vacant auditorís seat victorious Democrat Doug Hoffer spent $53,842 and raised $56,737.
Hofferís opponent, Republican Vincent Illuzzi, spent $92,287 after raising $91,287.
Attorney General William Sorrell spent $164,082 while Republican challenger Jack McMullen spent $202,284, including $153,716 in loans.MORE IN Vermont NewsNEW YORK ó The guide dog that leaped onto subway tracks after his blind owner lost consciousness... Full StoryTo overcome Vermont Health Connect's early technological woes, more than 100 employees in the... Full Story
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