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Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy announced Tuesday that he has raised $101,698 from July 1 to Sept. 30. Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz raised a total of $100,460 during that same time period. Both Malloy and Bysiewicz are exploring a run for governor in 2010.

Since forming his exploratory committee in February, Malloy has raised a total of $373,583 and Bysiewicz has raised $338,915.

According to press releases, Malloy received contributions from 629 individuals this quarter, for a total of 1695 individuals since his committee was formed. Bysiewicz received donations from 551 individuals this quarter, while a total of 1,444 individuals have contributed to her campaign.

Other Democrats exploring a run for governor include state Sen. Gary LeBeau and Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi. Former Speaker of the House James Amann is out of the exploratory phase and has officially announced his intention to run for the Democratic nomination.