Mass. Lt. Gov. outraises other state officials
BOSTON (AP) -- Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray has raised more in campaign donations in the past year than any other statewide officeholder on Beacon Hill.
The Worcester Democrat collected nearly $447,000 in contributions through the end of December.
An Associated Press review of state campaign finance records show that the next highest fundraiser was Treasurer Steven Grossman, a fellow Democrat. Grossman raised more than $352,000.
Murray and Grossman are both considered potential candidates for governor in 2014.
The third-highest fundraiser was Attorney General Martha Coakley, also a Democrat, who pulled in nearly $230,000 in contributions in 2012.
Coakley was followed by Gov. Deval Patrick, who collected more than $171,000; state Secretary William Galvin, who pulled in about $151,000; and state Auditor Suzanne Bump who raised more than $87,000 in contributions.
All three are also Democrats.