Coakley, Grossman spending down campaign accounts

Gubernatorial candidates Treasurer Steve Grossman and Attorney General Martha Coakley.
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Gubernatorial candidates Treasurer Steve Grossman and Attorney General Martha Coakley.

With a competitive Democratic gubernatorial primary looming, Attorney General Martha Coakley and Treasurer Steve Grossman have been spending down their campaign accounts.

Meanwhile, Republican Charlie Baker, who has not faced a particularly robust primary challenge from businessman Mark R. Fisher, has been holding on to much of his dough. Should he be victorious on Sept. 9, state primary day, he could start the general election campaign with a real cash advantage over the Democratic nominee.

In August, Baker raised $228,000, spent $285,000 and had a comfortable $1.2 million in the bank, according to filings with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance.


Coakley, who polls have found to be the frontrunner for her party’s nomination, raised $184,000 in August, spent $721,000 and ended last month with $176,000 in the bank, according to her campaign.

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Grossman raised $349,000, including $200,000 from himself; spent $628,000 and ended August with $241,000 in the bank, according to his campaign.

In August, Former Medicare and Medicare chief Don Berwick raised $230,000, spent $596,000 and ended the month with $179,000 in cash on hand, Berwick’s campaign said.

Fisher’s numbers were not available.

Former businessman Evan Falchuk, one of three independent candidates, reported $270,000 in the bank at the end of last month. He has largely self-financed his campaign.


Christian pastor Scott Lively, an independent, had $7,000 in the bank as of Aug. 31.

The report of the third independent candidate, venture capital investor Jeff McCormick, was not available online Wednesday afternoon.

Joshua Miller can be reached at joshua.miller@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jm_bos.