Campaign finance reports filed Monday show state schools superintendent candidate Joy Hofmeister has outraised and outspent her opponent, John Cox, heading into the closing days of their campaign. She also has more money left in her campaign coffers.

Reports show Hofmeister, a Republican, had $120,921 in unspent funds as of Oct. 20 while Cox, a Democrat, had $49,742.

Hofmeister’s campaign has raised $771,434 this year compared with Cox’s $433,016.

Hofmeister has spent a total of $606,390, outpacing the $382,342 spent by Cox’s campaign. Most of the money was spent on advertising, events and voter outreach and research.

Cox has loaned his campaign $68,793 while Hofmeister has loaned hers $44,122.

The winner in the Nov. 4 election will replace Janet Barresi, who came in third in the  Republican primary in June.

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