Ballard, Kennedy add more than $1M in campaign funds

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and Democratic challenger Melina Kennedy each raised more than $1 million in the most recent seven-month reporting period and are neck-in-neck in the amount of campaign money they have on hand.

Campaign finance reports filed Friday afternoon show Ballard, a Republican vying for a second term, has raked in about $1.02 million since April 9, raising his fundraising total to $3.05 million. That includes all contributions through the reporting period that ended Oct. 14 and large contributions reported since that deadline.

Ballard has spent about $2.1 million, leaving his campaign with about $886,435 in cash.

Kennedy brought in about $1.59 million since April 9, bringing her total to $2.86 million. She spent $2.1 million and has $738,126 remaining.

Both candidates garnered several prominent contributors. Ballard’s include Christel DeHaan, the vacation-exchange pioneer and philanthropist; Andre Lacy, chairman of logistics firm LDI Ltd.; and Beurt SerVaas, the former City-County Council president and businessman.

Kennedy’s include Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon; Collina Ventures LLC co-principal Mark Hill; and local artist and philanthropist Marianne Glick.

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