Candidates for governor ramp up fundraising
BOSTON (AP) -- Candidates for Massachusetts governor are stockpiling cash as they prepare for this year's campaign.
Democrat Steve Grossman ended 2014 with more than $984,000 in his account, having raised about $212,000 in December.
Republican Charlie Baker raised nearly $426,000 in December, ending the year with $547,000.
Democrat Martha Coakley also finished strong, pulling in more than $280,000 in December, bring her total to more than $455,000.
Other Democratic candidates ended the year with less, including Newton pediatrician Don Berwick ($182,000), former federal Homeland Security official Juliette Kayyem ($142,000) and former Wellesley Selectman Joseph Avellone ($133,000).
A second Republican -- Shrewsbury business owner Mark Fisher -- ended the year with $39,000.
Two independent candidates --Evan Falchuk and Jeffrey McCormick -- are also running. Falchuk ended the year with $42,000 while McCormick had $45,000.
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