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Kasich raises more than $2M in July campaign cash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY-sik) amassed close to $2.1 million in campaign cash last month.

A campaign finance report filed Tuesday shows that the Republican also received more than $250,000 in in-kind contributions.

Candidates running for statewide offices must disclose their July contributions but aren't required to report spending. It won't be fully known how much money they have in the bank until an October filing deadline, just before the fall election.

Republicans hold all statewide offices and have held a fundraising edge in terms of cash on hand to spend on their races.

Campaign finance reports filed in June showed Kasich with a significant fundraising lead over Democratic opponent Ed FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County executive. Kasich had $9.3 million in the bank, compared with FitzGerald's $1.9 million.

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