After months of clawing for dollars, Macon Mayor Robert Reichert's campaign contributions more than doubled those of former Mayor C. Jack Ellis.
According to campaign disclosure forms released last week, Reichert received $191,622 in campaign contributions during the primary and runoff elections.
The disclosures also reveal that Reichert spent $174,986, leaving him with $16,636 in his campaign war chest.
On the other hand, Ellis received $78,271 in campaign contributions during the same period. His disclosures show that he spent $73,613 and that he has $4,658 remaining in his campaign treasury.
Reichert defeated Ellis in the Aug. 16 Democratic runoff election, polling 10,307 votes to 9,770 for Ellis.
Based on the disclosure documents, that means Reichert spent $16.97 per vote. Ellis spent $7.53 for each vote he received.
Contributors to the Reichert campaign included real estate excutive Roy Fickling, $1,000; retired Mercer University President R. Kirby Godsey, $1,000; Mid-Georgia Ambulance Co., owned by Republican Ben Hinson, $1,300; Water Authority Chairman Frank Amerson, $1,000; and banker Robert F. Hatcher, $1,000.
Ellis contributors included Public Defender Lee Robinson, $100; former Milledgeville Mayor Floyd Griffin, $150; deputy Bibb County Coroner Ronnie Miley, $100; former Macon Police Chief Rodney Monroe, $200; and Macon City Councilman Henry Ficklin's campaign, $200.