From The Associated Press
TOPEKA — Democratic State Treasurer Dennis McKinney has a big fund-raising lead over his Republican opponent, Sedgwick County Treasurer Ron Estes.
McKinney filed a campaign finance report Monday that shows he had almost $175,000 in cash on hand at the end of last week.
McKinney has raised more than $227,000 for this year’s campaign since being appointed treasurer late in 2008 to fill a vacancy in the office.
Estes reported $5,400 in contributions from Jan. 1 through Thursday, including about $1,400 from his own pocket. He had about $1,300 in cash at the end of the period.
Both are running unopposed in their party primaries.