Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford's campaign has filed its long-overdue election finance report with the state.

The Election Law Enforcement Commission received the 20-day post-election report Friday, a day after the Atlantic City Republican County Committee filed a complaint against the campaign.

That complaint is now being withdrawn, committee Chairman Mark Padula said.

"However, I think it is a shame that it takes a 'watchdog' to make the mayor carry out his responsibilities as required under the law," he added.

According to the filing, Langford had $88,659 in receipts, and has spent $88,240.78 of that. In contrast, Republican Don Guardian’s report — filed June 24 — collected $15,285.19.

While just a fraction of Langford’s total, it’s nearly twice what Republican Jesse O. Kurtz raised in the 2011 primary election.

Contributions to Langford include $5,000 from the Board of Education campaign of his wife, Nynell Langford, and $2,500 from Housing Authority Executive Director Pam James.

Most of the campaign expenses are checks — ranging from $25 to $150 each — to various people with the purpose listed as GOTV, or “get out the vote.”

The filing was originally due 20 days after the June 4 primary.

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Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.

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