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The Democratic challenger in the State Board of Education District 5 race continues to lead incumbent Republican Ken Mercer in political financial donations this election season, according to the latest round of campaign finance reports due to election officials Monday. Rebecca Bell-Metereau has raised four times as much as Mercer. Libertarian challenger Ricardo Perkins has not raised or spent any funds on his political campaign.

Every opposed candidate in the Nov. 8 election must file a contributions and expenditures reports. This latest round of reports covers all financials from Sept. 30-Oct. 31, according to the Texas Ethics Commission.

Here is how much donation money each candidate has raised and spent for the State Board of Education District 5 race during that timeframe:

Mercer: $4,295.10 in contributions, $3,907.92 in expenditures
Bell-Metereau: $17,752.58 in contributions, $26,683.55 in expenditures
Perkins: $0 in contributions, $0 in expenditures

Here are the top financial supporters for each campaign:

1. Republican Women of Kerr County PAC, $1,000
2. Kendall County Republican Women PAC, $1,000
3. David Bradley, $500
4. Republican Club of Comal County PAC, $250
5. Mark Ramsey, $250
6. Alamo City Republican Women PAC, $250
7. Bexar County Republican Women PAC, $250
8. Campaign of Barbara Cargill, $250

1. Texas State Teachers Association PAC, $2,000
2. Serena Connelly, $1,000
3. Stephen Courtney, $1,000
4. William Farrell, $1,000
5. Texas AFT COPE Fund, $1,000
6. Kevin Henning, $750

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