Tupola Leaves GOP Challengers Behind In Campaign Money Race

Republican campaign contributors have a clear favorite for governor in the Aug. 11 primary — state Rep. Andria Tupola.

Donors gave the GOP candidate $147,000 during the first six months of this year, according to her finance reports filed Thursday with the state Campaign Spending Commission.

Former state lawmaker John Carroll, a retired lawyer, raised $32,000 during the same period. And the only other Republican candidate, former Department of Education assistant superintendent Ray L’Heureux, brought in about $3,000.

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