FRANKFORT — Louisville businessman Matt Bevin gave $500,000 on April 24 to his Republican campaign for governor, while former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott provided his GOP gubernatorial campaign with $61,146.
The personal contributions are listed in the 15-day pre-primary reports filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.
Meanwhile, Republican gubernatorial candidate James Comer, the state agriculture commissioner, reported taking in $50,440 during the latest reporting period and spending $821,252. The campaign, which has raised more than $2 million in all, showed a balance of $267,632.
Louisville businessman Hal Heiner reported raising $38,827 for his GOP campaign from April 18 to May 4. The campaign had a balance of $754,597.
Overall, Heiner has raised about $4.9 million, $4.2 million of which he contributed.
The reports were the last to be filed before the May 19 primary election. The next reports will be due 30 days after the election.
Bevin's report showed $512,189 raised during the reporting period, but $500,000 of that was a personal contribution. He had previously donated $1.25 million to his campaign. Bevin reported a balance of $61,382.
Scott showed receipts of $67,171 from April 18 to May 4, but $61,146 of that was from his pocketbook. He had spent $141,047 and showed a balance of $10,269.
Attorney General Jack Conway, the likely Democratic nominee, raised $109,846 during the reporting period and showed a balance of $1.36 million.