Bonnen, a bank executive and Republican, raised $4.1 million between July and December. Just under $4 million flooded in from interest groups ranging from beer distributors to communications companies and wealthy executives in the weeks after he declared in November that he had the votes to win the speakership. He was elected unanimously this month. In July, he reported having $707,000 on hand.
Bonnen raised a little less than Lt. Gov.
The rush was on to raise money — lawmakers are banned from fundraising during the Legislative session that runs through
Here’s a breakdown of the Legislative leaders’ biggest campaign donors who gave more than $50,000:
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