AUGUSTA – The principal campaign group advocating for a ballot measure to allow racinos in Biddeford and Washington County has spent more than $2 million this month.

Putting Maine to Work spent $2,056,589.97 from Oct. 1 to 25 in support of Question 2, according to the latest campaign finance report to the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. The committee has spent a total of $2,778,877.69 during the campaign.

Scarborough Downs and Ocean Properties Ltd., a Portsmouth, N.H.-based hotel operator and developer, would run Biddeford Downs.

The proposed racino complex in Biddeford was endorsed by the city’s voters last year. This year’s Nov. 8 ballot question would loosen limitations imposed by a 2003 statewide referendum.

The Passamaquoddy Tribe would own the racino proposed for Calais. Tribal leaders say they aren’t planning to spend money to promote the project before the election.

The committee’s spending was bankrolled by Ocean Properties. The company loaned Putting Maine to Work $3,222,443.80 and provided $40,960 in in-kind contributions during the reporting period.

Television accounted for $1,365,432 in expenses. The committee spent $304,663 on print and graphic products, $41,496 on consultants, $29,000 on polling.

Spokeswoman Crystal Canney said the key partners — Tom Walsh of Ocean Properties and Sharon Terry of Scarborough Downs — have the resources to support the Biddeford complex.

“These two partners are serious about this project and have the money to support the development and meet the payroll for the construction workers and permanent jobs that will result after it opens,” she said.