SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The total amount of money spent on the race for Spokane mayor is approaching $1 million.
KREM-TV reports that as of Wednesday, money donated to or spent independently on behalf of Ben Stuckart and Nadine Woodward totals more than $948,000.
Much of that money has been spent on television ads leading up to the Nov. 5 election.
The office is non-partisan.
Stuckart, currently the Spokane City Council president, has drawn substantial support from labor unions.
Woodward, a former television anchor in Spokane, has drawn big contributions from the National Association of Realtors and other Realtors groups.
This year’s spending is more than double what was spent in 2015, when Mayor David Condon was re-elected. Condon is barred from seeking a third term.
Information from: KREM-TV, http://www.krem.com/