Foley says he has $1.5 million on hand as candidates start to meet today’s finance deadline

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley issued a statement today that he raised $338,810 in the first quarter and has $1.5 million on hand, but his report wasn’t yet available on the state web site.

Oz Griebel, another Republican, said last week he had raised $300,000 and had $250,000 on hand.

All candidates must file their reports today reporting money raised and spent in the period ending March 31. By 9 a.m., only a few candidates had their reports on file at the State Elections Enforcement Commission.

Democrat Mary Glassman raised $131,384 and had $90,625 on hand. She is an exploratory candidate who needs to raise $250,000 to qualify for public financing.

Republican Larry DeNardis raised $32,030 and had $29,170 on hand.

Democrat Dannel P. Malloy issued a press release last week saying he raised $160,045 over the quarter, but nothing was on file yet. The same is true of the Democratic front-runner, Ned Lamont.

Jeffrey Wright, a Republican who dropped out of the race and governor and now is running for treasurer, raised $8,260.

We will update this throughout the day.