We now know how much money Wake County school board candidate Venita Peyton raised before last month's election. It wasn't much.
A campaign finance report filed Friday by Peyton showed she had raised $1,280 as of Sept. 26. School board member Keith Sutton had raised $23,872 as of Sept. 26 before going on to pick up 81 percent of the District 4 vote.
The lack of funding prevented Peyton from doing much in the way of advertising. This came in the same year where overall spending by the candidates, political parties and outside groups set a new county record.
Peyton should have filed this particular pre-election report by Oct. 2. The Wake County Board of Election sent Peyton a notice on Oct. 18 telling her she was delinquent in filing the pre-election report.