Seekings raises more money in Q2, but Tecklenburg has more cash on hand in Charleston mayoral race

Seekings raises more money in Q2, but Tecklenburg has more cash on hand in Charleston mayoral race
Mayor John Tecklenburg.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - According to second quarter campaign filings due to the state election commission on Wednesday, Charleston city councilman Mike Seekings raised more money than Mayor John Tecklenburg in the second quarter, but the incumbent still has more money in his war chest.

Seekings raised $216,684.88 from donors and also made a $255,000 personal loan to his campaign for a total of $503,094.67 raised. Seekings also spent $64,007.58 for a total of $439,587.09 on hand.

Mayor Tecklenburg raised $190,617.97 during the second quarter with a total of $577,464.46 in cash on hand.

The election is set for Nov. 5. Tecklenburg is looking to win his second term in office after he beat out State Rep. Leon Stavrinakis in a runoff election with 58 percent of the vote in 2015.

Outside of his city council duties, Seekings is also on the board of CARTA. If he wins, he would be just the city’s third mayor since 1975.

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