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By Yusuf S. Mian and Charlotte P. Ritz-Jack, Crimson Staff Writers

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura T. Healey ’92 has raised more money in the race for Massachusetts governor from the ZIP code encompassing Harvard Square than almost any other, raking in more than $89,000 from the area since the start of the year.

Healey, a Democrat who has served as the state’s top law enforcement official since 2015, has opened up a seismic fundraising advantage over her Republican opponent, Geoffrey G. Diehl. She has brought in more than $5 million since the start of the year, according to state campaign finance filings, compared to Diehl’s $1.1 million.

Healey has raised nearly $157,000 from Cambridge residents since the start of the year, according to the most recent available state filings. The majority of the money she has raised in Cambridge comes from the 02138 ZIP code, which includes the heart of Harvard’s campus, along with Fresh Pond and West Cambridge.

Diehl, a former state representative from Plymouth, has raised just over $4,000 from Cambridge since Jan. 1 — a small part of his fundraising haul this year.

Healey’s five top fundraising ZIP codes are all located in the Boston area. She has raised almost $115,000 from the 02116 ZIP code, which covers a portion of the city’s Back Bay — the most of any area in the country.

Diehl’s top fundraising ZIP code is 02169, which covers Quincy, where he has raised more than $19,000.

About 84 percent of Healey’s money comes from Massachusetts residents, compared to 95 percent for Diehl.

Outside of Massachusetts, Healey has brought in the most money from New York, Florida, and Connecticut. Diehl has earned the most from Florida, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

Healey, a former Harvard basketball player, has brought in at least $36,000 from Harvard employees, according to filings. Among her Harvard-affiliated donors are Law School professors Martha L. Minow and Robert H. Mnookin ’64, Economics professor David M. Cutler ’87, and Radcliffe rowing coach Liz O’Leary.

Diehl has earned at least $1,300 from Harvard employees, including $300 from Government professor Paul E. Peterson.

Healey, who graduated from Northeastern University School of Law, has raised at least $680,000 from lawyers since the start of the year, according to state filings, representing the top occupation among her contributors. She has brought in at least $235,000 from CEOs and $225,000 from consultants.

She has out-raised Diehl among state employees by 37 fold, raking in at least $55,000 compared to his $1,500.

Healey holds a wide polling lead over Diehl, who was not endorsed by the popular outgoing Republican governor, Charlie D. Baker ’79.

Polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

—Staff writer Yusuf S. Mian can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @yusuf_mian2.

—Staff writer Charlotte P. Ritz-Jack can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @Charritzjack.

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