Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito continuing to stockpile campaign cash

BOSTON (AP) — Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito is continuing to stockpile money in her campaign account.

As of the end of March, the Republican reported more than $1.87 million in cash on hand in her account. That’s more than double the $740,000 she reported as an ending balance a year ago.

Polito is outpacing fellow Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, who reported $790,000 in cash on hand in his campaign account. Baker has yet to rule out a run for a third term in 2022. If he opts not to, that could open the door to a run by Polito for the top office.

Attorney General Maura Healey, seen as a possible Democratic candidate for governor in 2022, reported more than $2.87 million in cash on hand in her campaign account as of March 31.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo reported nearly $800,000 in cash on hand in his campaign account as of the end of the first quarter. Fellow Democrat, Senate President Karen Spilka reported an ending balance of more than $430,000.

Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin reported more than $1.5 million in cash on hand in his account, followed by fellow Democrats state Treasurer Deborah Goldberg ($164,000) and state Auditor Suzanne Bump ($58,000).

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