September 4, 2014 8:02 pm

Alberta PC leadership hopefuls release fundraising totals

All three PC leadership candidates square off in a debate in Edmonton Thursday, August 21, 2014.

Shallima Maharaj, Global News

EDMONTON – The final two candidates in the Alberta Tory leadership race have released their fundraising totals.

Ric McIver’s team reports he has raised more than $417,000, while Thomas Lukaszuk has garnered over $300,000.

The third candidate, Jim Prentice, has already announced he raised $1.8 million.

Voting begins Friday to pick the new leader to replace former premier Alison Redford.

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Results will be announced Saturday.

If no candidate gets more than 50 per cent of the votes, the top two finishers move to a final round of voting two weeks from now.

READ MORE: Will this weekend’s PC leadership vote go to a second ballot? 

Global News will be live streaming a special leadership vote broadcast online.

For more details and full coverage, visit our Alberta PC leadership race site.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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