The Allen County Republican Party raised more than three times as much money as the county's Democratic Party did heading into the Nov. 6 election that the GOP dominated.
The Republicans' pre-election campaign finance report covering April 14 through Oct. 12 showed the organization raised more than $109,000, spent more than $70,000 and had more than $64,000 in cash for the final weeks of the campaign.
Democrats reported raising about $31,500 and spending more than $26,000 in the same time, and they had roughly $30,000 in cash for the stretch run.
Top Republican contributors included the campaign for County Prosecutor Karen Richards, $10,150; Kelly Automotive Group, $10,000; and County Commissioner Therese Brown, nearly $8,900. Brown and Richards ran unopposed for re-election.
Leading Democratic contributors were Courtney Tritch's congressional campaign, $2,400, and the Democrats' 3rd Congressional District organization, $2,000. Tritch lost the 3rd District race to Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Banks.
Not including township-level races, Republicans won 38 of 42 partisan offices listed on Allen County's election ballots.