Democrat Loranne Ausley has posted total contributions of over $501,000 in the race for House District 9, trouncing Republican opponent Jim Messer‘s $148,000.
Final campaign finance reports before the election were posted Saturday on the state’s Division of Elections website. The last report covers Oct. 22-Nov. 3.
For the last reporting period, Ausley raised roughly $51,500 to Messer’s $9,900, records show. Her contributors include Wal-Mart, Humana health insurance and NBCUniversal.
Total expenditures were nearly $458,000 for Ausley and around $143,000 for Messer.
Ausley seeks to replace the term-limited Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda in the seat. Ausley, an attorney, herself held the seat 2000-08 until she was term-limited.
The district traditionally swings Democrat: It’s entirely within Leon County, where registered Democrats currently outnumber Republicans 109,706 to 57,313. Another 39,821 are registered to other parties or no party.