Reports: Superintendent outraises opponent

Evers and Pridemore on ballot April 2

Published On: Mar 25 2013 12:39:10 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 25 2013 05:56:22 PM CDT
Don Pridemore and Tony Evers

New campaign finance reports show state schools Superintendent Tony Evers has raised nearly six times as much cash as challenger Don Pridemore over the last month and a half.

Evers and Pridemore will square off in the April 2 election. They both filed finance reports detailing their fundraising and spending from Feb. 5 through March 18 with the state Government Accountability Board on Monday.

Evers reported collecting $129,264. Pridemore managed $21,822. The incumbent superintendent spent $186,695, more than three times the $53,903 Pridemore spent.

Pridemore, a Republican state representative from Hartford, had only $1,348 on hand as of March 18. Evers had $42,849.