Gina Raimondo’s campaign war chest passes $1 million mark

Gina Raimondo won’t lack for cash if she runs for governor in 2014.

Raimondo raised another $234,800 during the three months ended Sept. 30, boosting the size of her campaign war chest to $1.07 million, according to a report filed late Wednesday night. The Democratic treasurer’s campaign account has so much money it earned $1,017 in interest during the last quarter.

Raimondo’s donations during the third quarter included $1,000 from Citizens Financial Group CEO Ellen Alemany; $1,000 from Emma Bloomberg, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s daughter; $500 from former Fleet Financial CEO Terrence Murray; $500 from former CVS Caremark CEO Tom Ryan; $1,000 from former Service Employees International Union president Andy Stern; $1,250 from investor and education reformer Whitney Tilson; and $4,000 from Campbell’s Soup heiress Hope Van Beuren and her relatives.

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras had $267,163 on hand and Gov. Lincoln Chafee had $242,275 as of Sept. 30.

John Robitaille, the GOP nominee for governor in 2010, received a $1,000 donation on Sept. 4 from Foster Friess, the millionaire conservative donor best-known for almost singlehandedly bankrolled a super PAC that kept Republican Rick Santorum’s presidential hopes alive this year. Robitaille had $3,312 on Sept. 30.

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