After Billings' crowded City Council primaries, the remaining candidates have anywhere from a few hundred dollars to thousands ready to spend in the general election.
At the top of the list by a wide margin is Pam Purinton, the top vote-getter in Tuesday's Ward 4 primary, which includes the corridor of neighborhoods on either side of Rimrock Road.
Purinton raised $16,124 through the summer and by the end of August had spent roughly $6,021 on her campaign, leaving her $10,102 from the primary to go into her general election campaign fund.
Carmelita Dominguez, Purinton's opponent, collected $4,150 in donations and spent roughly $2,016 on her campaign through August. She has $2,132 left from the primary to spend in the general election.
Both candidates received all of their campaign cash from individual donations; the state limits to $180 what an individual can give to a campaign. The majority of donors to both campaigns gave the maximum amount.
The differences between contributions raised and money spent in the Ward 5 primary were much more stark. Ward 5 covers most of the West End, south of Colton Boulevard.
Mike Boyett was the top vote-getter and is one of two city council candidates to fund his own campaign. The other is incumbent Roy Neese in Ward 2.
Boyett raised $6,400 through the end of August, and all but $100 of that was his own money. Through the course of the primary, he spent roughly $5,977, leaving him with $422 for the general.
Boyett's opponent, Dennis Ulvestad, raised and spent less than $500. On Ulvestad's statement of candidacy, he indicated he would not be receiving nor spending more than $500 in contributions. Under state law, candidates who take in less than $500 are not required to report campaign finance documents to the state.
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In Ward 1, which includes most of downtown and the South Side, Kendra Shaw came out of the primary on top. Through the end of August she spent roughly $1,280 on her campaign and raised $5,149 during the same period. She has $3,867 left from the primary to spend in the general.
Her opponent, John Armstrong, raised $4,040 through the summer and had spent roughly $2,298 on his campaign by the end of August. He'll go into the general with $1,740 leftover from his primary campaign.
The race in the Heights wasn't quite as high-octane as the races in Ward 1 and 4. Neese, the only incumbent seeking re-election in the city, was the top vote-getter, followed by Randy Heinz. The two are running in Ward 2.
Neese was the other candidate to fund his own campaign. He spent roughly $765 of $1,188 on his campaign and will head into the general election with $422 leftover from the primary.
Heinz, his opponent, raised $1,342 through the primary and had spent $722 by Aug. 24. At the end of the month, he received an additional donation of $900 from the Yellowstone County Democrats, the only political organization that donated in the primaries. It also donated $450 to Shaw.
Only two candidates entered the Ward 3 race, and so there was no primary. Danny Choriki raised $1,465 for the general and so far had spent roughly $557 by the end of August. He has $907 in the bank.
Aldo Rowe, his opponent, has raised $1,640 so far and had spent roughly $1,587 by the end of August. He'll go into the general with $53 left over and with another $72 from a general election donation.