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Campaign finance reports for county races are out, ahead of the June 26 primary election.

Retired Air Force Col. Mike Angley funneled $135,000 in loans from himself, and guaranteed by his wife, Evelyn, into his campaign for the Republican nomination for El Paso County sheriff, according to campaign finance reports due June 5. He also received roughly $20,000 in donations from others, raising a total of $154,414.

Incumbent Bill Elder, who didn't face a general election challenger in 2014, raised $60,858. Money poured in from developers, the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association and business people. He also received $4,000 from currently serving sheriff's personnel. Angley has refused to accept money from sheriff's employees.

Angley had 101 donations, compared to Elder's 136.

Angley has about $29,300 on hand to Elder's $21,707. Angley has bought television ads and funded direct mail pieces, while Elder has invested in radio ads and signs.

There are two contested Republican nominations for County Commission seats. In District 5, which covers a good part of the city, Cami Bremer has raised $48,955 and spent $22,617, leaving her with $26,339 on hand. Vicki Tonkins has raised $16,083, spent $9,346 and has $6,737 on hand.

In the northern District 1, Calandra Vargas brought in $18,329, spent $15,463 and has $2,866 on hand. Holly Williams raised $20,200, spent $16,982 and has $3,218 on hand. The next reports are due June 22.

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