Topeka — Democratic State Treasurer Dennis McKinney has a big fundraising lead over the lone Republican opponent in the Kansas race.
McKinney filed a campaign finance report Monday that shows he had almost $175,000 in cash on hand at the end of last week.
McKinney has raised more than $227,000 for this year’s campaign since being appointed treasurer late in 2008 to fill a vacancy in the office.
McKinney has no Democratic opponent in the Aug. 3 primary.
Sedgwick County Treasurer Ron Estes is the only Republican candidate for the state office.
Estes reported $5,400 in contributions from Jan. 1 through Thursday, including about $1,400 from his own pocket. He had about $1,300 in cash at the end of the period.