All of the final pre-election campaign finance reports are in now and they show that the four Republican candidates for Wake County commissioner have raised more than their Democratic opponents.
Republicans got $48,000 from Art Pope and his family and $31,000 from political action committees for realtors and homebuilders. They also got thousands of dollars from individuals involved in both fields.
Democrats got $13,000 from Jim Goodmon and his wife. Democrats didn't get anywhere close to the Republicans in terms of PAC money. But they did a lot of individual smaller donations from people who've opposed the school board's elimination of the diversity policy.
In District 1, GOP Commissioner Joe Bryan has raised $73,585. Democrat Don Mial is way behind at $15,655.
In District 2, Republican candidate Phil Matthews has raised $18,726. Democratic Commissioner Lindy Brown had raised $16,343.
Since the reports weren't back in time for Matthews or Brown for Tuesday's story, here's some more info on contributors.
Matthews got $4,000 from the N.C. Homebuilders PAC. He also got $1,500 from conservative businessman Bob Luddy and $1,000 apiece from fellow GOP candidates Bryan and Tony Gurley. He also got $200 from attorney Thomas Farr.
Brown got $1,500 from the Democratic Women of Wake County and $1,000 from the N.C. Association of Educators. Brown did get some money from those in the real estate industry, including $500 from developer John Kane.
Brown also got $100 from Rolesville Mayor Frank Eagles.
In District 3, GOP Commissioner Tony Gurley has raised $80,995. Democratic challenger Steve Road has raised $62,693.
In District 7, GOP Commissioner Paul Coble has raised $79,639. Democratic challenger Jack Nichols has raised $57,938.
Coble's report didn't come in until today so here's more detail on his donors.
Coble's biggest PAC contributors were the $6,000 from the N.C. Homebuilders PAC and $3,000 form the N.C. Realtors PAC. Like his GOP incumbents, he also got a number of donations from individual members of those fields.
Coble received $16,000 combined from the Pope family. Art Pope, his wife, his sister and his mother all individually gave Coble $4,000.
Coble also got $1,000 from attorney Thomas Farr. In fairness, it's worth noting that attorney Wade Smith gave $500 to Nichols.
Click here to view the campaign reports. Even though the pre-election reports are now in, you can check for updates. Between now and the election, candidates are supposed to report any donations of $1,000 or more that come in.