Lexington mayor has more than $190,000 in hand for re-election campaign

bmusgrave@herald-leader.comOctober 10, 2013 

Mayor Jim Gray, left, former Lexington police Chief Anthany Beatty, top right, and former Vice Mayor Mike Scanlon

Mayor Jim Gray has raised more than $250,000 for his re-election campaign even though no challenger has announced a bid against the one-term mayor.

According to campaign finance reports filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance on Monday, Gray raised about $75,000 in September alone, $85,970 from July through September.

To date, Gray has $192,925 cash on hand. He has collected $252,530 so far for a possible May primary in 2014.

Anthany Beatty, a former Lexington police chief, and Mike Scanlon, a local businessman and former vice mayor, have said they are considering a possible run against Gray. But they have not officially announced.

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