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Five gubernatorial candidates appeared at a forum last month in Burlington. From left-right: Matt Dunne, Peter Galbraith, Bruce Lisman, Sue Minter and Phil Scott. - TERRI HALLENBECK
  • TERRI HALLENBECK
  • Five gubernatorial candidates appeared at a forum last month in Burlington. From left-right: Matt Dunne, Peter Galbraith, Bruce Lisman, Sue Minter and Phil Scott.
Updated July 18, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. with information from the campaign finance reports of candidates Kesha Ram and H. Brooke Paige.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Lisman has sunk $1.6 million of his own money into his campaign, providing nearly all of its funding, according to a campaign finance report filed Friday.

Lisman, 69, of Shelburne, a retired Wall Street executive, has raised $286,561 from other contributors, he reported.

He has spent nearly all of the money, racking up $1,660,564 in expenses, leaving his campaign account with $189,493, the report shows. Lisman has been running television ads regularly since early spring.

An underdog in the Republican primary, Lisman has far outspent his opponent, Lt. Gov. Phil Scott.

Scott, 57, of Berlin, co-owner of a contracting business and lieutenant governor for the last six years, reported raising $859,046 and spending $466,778, leaving him with $370,103. Scott has yet to air any television ads. Scott reported contributing $975 of his own money to his campaign.

Democratic candidate Sue Minter pulled ahead of her primary rivals in campaign funds raised, reporting $893,009. She raised $405,452 of that since March.

Minter, 55, of Waterbury, a former state transportation secretary and state representative, reported spending $596,102. She reported contributing none of her own money to the campaign.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Galbraith reported a significant amount of self-funding.

Galbraith, 65, of Townshend, a former diplomat and state senator, has contributed $199,793 of his own money. Including that, his campaign reported $328,391 in contributions; it spent $287,111.

Democratic candidate Matt Dunne reported raising $819,625 and spending $611,441. Dunne, 46, of Hartland, a former Google manager and state senator, has spent $4,000 of his own money.

Here is a rundown of the amounts raised and spent for statewide office candidates, grouped by race:

Governor

Bruce Lisman, Republican
Contributions since March: $1,220,623 
Total contributions: $1,845,969
Total spent: $1,660,476
Cash left: $185,493

Phil Scott, Republican
Contributions since March: $349,987
Total contributions: $859,046
Total spent: $466,778
Cash left: $370,103

Peter Galbraith, Democrat
Contributions since March: $328,391
Total contributions: $328,391
Total spent: $287,111
Cash left: $41,280

Matt Dunne, Democrat
Contributions since March: $252,156
Total contributions: $819,625
Total spent: $611,441
Cash left: $208,184

Sue Minter, Democrat
Contributions since March: $405,452
Total contributions: $893,009
Total spent: $596,102
Cash left: $296,907

H. Brooke Paige, Democrat
Contributions since March: $5,245
Total contributions: $5,245
Total spent: $880
Cash left: $4,365

Lieutenant governor 

David Zuckerman, Democrat
Contributions since March: $92,183
Total contributions: $156,719
Total spent: $82,906
Cash left: $73,813

Shap Smith, Democrat
Contributions since March: $122,423
Total contributions: $122,423
Total spent: $36,163
Cash left: $86,260

Kesha Ram, Democrat
Contributions since March: $97,848
Total contributions: $200,750
Total spent: $90,980
Cash left: $109,770

Randy Brock, Republican
Contributions since March: $31,394
Total contributions: $62,286
Total spent: $52,790
Cash left: $9,496

Treasurer

Beth Pearce, incumbent Democrat
Contributions since March: $9,550
Total contributions: $13,575
Total spent: $8,429
Cash left: $4,944

Richard Dunne, Democrat
Contributions since March: $810
Total contributions: $810
Total spent: $430
Cash left: $380

Attorney General

T.J. Donovan, Democrat
Contributions since March: $57,867
Total contributions: $313,258
Total spent: $91,083
Cash left: $222,145

Deb Bucknam, Republican
Contributions since March: $18,763
Total contributions: $18,763
Total spent: $11,744
Cash left: $7,019


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