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Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 03/12/2013

The D.C. special-election money race

Patrick Mara, the Ward 1 representative on the State Board of Education, took in just over $55,000 in campaign contributions over the last month, leading all other contenders in the race for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council that will be decided on April 23.

Mara, the sole Republican in the race, raised more than Matthew Frumin and Interim Councilmember Anita Bonds (D-At Large), both of whom claimed over $46,000 in contributions. Former Council member Michael Brown collected $31,000, while Elissa Silverman claimed $25,000, Paul Zukerberg $11,000 and Perry Redd $3,670.

With just over a month to go until the special election, Frumin has the most money in the bank, with over $97,000 to burn through. (In January, he reported raising over $80,000.) Mara has $53,000 left on hand, while Silverman has just over $47,000, Brown $28,000 and Zukerberg $15,000. Bonds’ full report wasn’t available this morning.

A few outtakes from the campaign finance reports:

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Martin Austermuhle blogs at DCist . The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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