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West Virginia governor, attorney general races cost millions

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's race for governor pitting Democratic billionaire Jim Justice against Republican state Senate President Bill Cole has cost about $8.1 million so far.

Campaign finance disclosures show Justice has spent $3.5 million through late September. He has loaned his gubernatorial campaign $2.6 million.
Cole has spent $2.1 million.

The Republican Governors Association has aided Cole with $1.6 million in ads. The Democratic Governors Association has bought $912,800 in ads to support Justice.

The attorney general's race has racked up a $5.2 million tab.

The Republican Attorney Generals Association has invested $3.4 million in ads supporting Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. Morrisey's campaign has spent $328,600.

Morrisey's challenger, Democratic state Delegate Doug Reynolds, has put $1.8 million of his money into the race. His campaign has spent $1.5 million.

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