Wake County school board candidate Heather Losurdo raised nearly $100,000 in her unsuccessful campaign bid.
In her final campaign report filed Monday, Losurdo reported raising $99,207.29 and spending $98,207.83 It was a record amount for a Wake school board race.
The Republican outspent her main District 3 opponent, Democrat Kevin Hill, who raised $68,598 and spent $54,322. But the numbers look to be more in Hill's favor when you factor in the outside spending.
Common Sense Matter spent at least $82,000 attacking Losurdo. Civitas Action spent at least $16,142.90 aiding Losurdo. The state Republican Party spent at least $10,858 aiding Losurdo.
In the new report, Losurdo's biggest donors are $4,000 from the Wake County Republican Party, $1,000 from Wilson Times publisher Morgan Paul Dickerman and $1,000 from Wake Tech student Donald Carek. Other donors in this report include State Rep. Paul Stam's campaign committee, former state Rep. Chuck Neely, former State Auditor Les Merritt, former State Board of Education Chairman Phil Kirk and attorney Thomas Farr.
Overall in the campaign, Losurdo's main donors were conservative businessman Bob Luddy, conservative businessman Art Pope and his wife, Katherine. They all individually gave $8,000, accounting for 24 percent of her total funds.