There has not been much campaign finance activity in the mayor's race since one candidate, former City Commissioner Charlie Hales, announced on June 21 that he'd limit contributions to $600 and would not take out-of-state checks.

His opponent in the November general election, State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland), often spoke during the primary about the need to limit contributions.

"Elections should not be auctions," Smith writes on his website.

On July 1, Smith's campaign posted 26 contributions that either exceed $600 or come from out-of-state individuals, totaling $71,300.