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Posted: Friday, October 24, 2008 7:14 pm | Updated: 10:08 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Scottsdale Councilman Jim Lane and Mayor Mary Manross are both nearing the $100,000 mark in campaign collections leading up to the Nov. 4 election for the city's top seat.

Lane has raised $93,372 compared with Manross' $93,155, according to the latest campaign finance reports due Thursday.

And both have roughly the same amount of money left to spend leading up to Election Day - $14,062 for Manross and $12,566 for Lane.

The one difference is Lane has loaned $32,000 to his campaign, while Manross has raised all her money through donations.

In the council race, the candidate with the most money left to spend is Lisa Borowsky, who still had $23,104 in the bank, according to filing for the reporting period of Sept. 23 to Oct. 15. Borowsky, who has loaned herself $42,200, is also using more of her own money than anyone else in the council or mayor's race.

Councilwoman Betty Drake is second with about $10,000 remaining in the bank. Four of the six council member candidates have less than $2,000 to spend - Councilman Ron McCullagh, and candidates Suzanne Klapp, Tom Giller and Nan Nesvig.

The Republicans for a Bright New Day in Scottsdale political committee, which is running ads supporting Lane while attacking the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce's slate of candidates, has now spent more than $23,000, with about $4,500 left in the bank. The group is opposing Manross, Drake, Klapp and McCullagh.

The committee has been bankrolled primarily by Michael Fernandez of Pottery Paradise, a downtown Scottsdale store, plus a $5,000 donation from Henry Becker, who is known for his displays on his vacant north Scottsdale property.

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