Finlay raises $125,000 in last quarter for race

Columbia mayoral candidate Councilman Kirkman Finlay said Wednesday he raised $125,000 for his campaign in the final quarter of 2009.

Candidate Steve Morrison, a partner with the Nelson Mullins law firm, said he has raised $33,000 "without making a phone call."

Candidate Steve Benjamin, who set a city fundraising record in the third quarter with $102,475, declined to say how much he raised in the fourth quarter.

Fundraising reports are to be made public Monday.

- Adam Beam