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Senate spending revealed
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Hailing from the smaller towns of the 16th District has not dampened the fundraising of Democratic State Senate hopefuls Jim Lewis and Justin Walling as they lead the field in raking in cash for their campaigns.Meanwhile, expenditures revealed by the recent candidate financial declarations covering March through July show substantial dollars have been spent outside the district by candidates who have spent thousands buying campaign material from out-of-state companies.In the area of fundraising, Jim Lewis of Kimball leads all nine candidates. Lewis reported raising $18,945 since March and spending $15,152. His main spending stayed in the district with promotional services from a firm from South Pittsburgh where he spent $7,000.