Walker outspends Ellis in treasurer's race

Walker outspends Ellis in treasurer's race

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- State Rep. Mark Walker has outspent his Republican rival for state treasurer by nearly $15,000.

Walker, a Republican from Sandy, faces off against deputy treasurer Richard Ellis in the June 24 primary.

Campaign finance reports due Tuesday show Walker has spent about $42,000 on his campaign, compared with about $27,000 by Ellis.

Richard Ellis
Richard Ellis

However, Ellis has more cash on hand to spend in the remaining days before the primary. Ellis has about $24,000 left to spend, while Walker is down to about $13,000.

The two are in a bitter campaign where Ellis has demanded that Lt. Gov. Gary Herbert investigate Ellis' allegations of corruption against Walker. Ellis says Walker offered him a raise if he would drop out of the race. Walker denies any wrongdoing.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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