Republican Nikki Haley raised $2.16 million to Democrat Vincent Sheheen's $1.8 million in the final quarter before voters go to the polls to elect South Carolina's next governor.
In all, each candidate has raised more than $3.5 million to date.
The campaigns on Monday put out limited news releases on their fundraising from July 1 to mid-October. The campaigns filed more detailed information late Monday on the State Ethics Commission website.
Haley, a state representative from Lexington, has $700,000 cash on hand for the last two weeks of the campaign.
Sheheen, a state senator from Camden, has more than $534,000 on hand for the final push.
At least 90 percent of Sheheen's contributions were from South Carolina, according to a review of the disclosure form. It was not immediately clear what percentage of Haley's contributions were from in state, given the late-night timing of her public posting.
Haley's notable contributions include: $3,500 from the Boeing Co.; $10 from Michael Rains, a switchboard operator in Honolulu; and $2,500 from real estate mogul Donald Trump.
Closer to home, Haley collected $250 from Charleston attorney Sandra Senn; $1,000 from former Charleston Rep. Ben Hagood; $3,500 from U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint; and $1,821 from Pat McKinney, principal at Kiawah Island Real Estate.
Sheheen's notable contributions include: $250 from Trident Technical College President Mary Thornley; $100 from former Berkeley County School Board Chairwoman Kathleen Bounds; $200 from former Charleston County School Board Chairman Hillery Douglas; and $1,000 from former Democratic Gov. and U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings.
Sheheen also received: $1,500 from Alex Sanders, former president of the College of Charleston; $1,000 from Lowcountry author Pat Conroy; and $500 from Oscar Lovelace, the Republican physician who challenged Gov. Mark Sanford in 2006.
The campaigns also were bolstered by party contributions. Haley cashed in $25,000 from the state GOP while Sheheen took in $50,000 from the Senate Democratic Caucus.
The contributions show a tight race, Sheheen Communications Director Kristin Cobb said.
'The numbers clearly reflect the wave of support Vincent Sheheen has received in recent weeks as the race has become a dead heat,' Cobb said. 'Unlike Nikki Haley, who has traveled the country soliciting dollars from out-of-state special interests, our money has come almost exclusively from South Carolina donors.'
Haley's campaign did not have an immediate estimate on the percent of contributions for Haley that came from within the state, campaign manager Tim Pearson said.
'We so much appreciate the support we have received from the people of South Carolina and across the country,' Pearson said. 'The movement toward a good, pro-business, conservative government that took off in June has only grown stronger, and we look forward to continuing to take that message to the people over the next two weeks — and more importantly, to the work we will do together starting in January.'
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