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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

NC-11 Congressional Fundraising Race
April 21, 2010 Update










It looks like I should have waited one more day before posting a fund raising race update. The numbers from Open Secrets for Eichenbaum and Newman are in:










Raised: $690,709
Spent: $337,474
Cash on Hand: $1,296,940
Last Report:March 31, 2010
legendPAC contributions$364,671(53%)
legendIndividual contributions$297,471(43%)
legendCandidate self-financing$0(0%)
legendOther$28,567(4%)


Jeff Miller (R)
Raised: $128,930
Spent: $102,776
Cash on Hand: $26,152
Last Report:April 14, 2010
legendPAC contributions$0(0%)
legendIndividual contributions$116,930(91%)
legendCandidate self-financing$12,000(9%)
legendOther$0(0%)


Dan Eichenbaum (R)
Raised: $123,694
Spent: $43,146
Cash on Hand: $80,548
Last Report:March 31, 2010
legendPAC contributions$0(0%)
legendIndividual contributions$21,117(17%)
legendCandidate self-financing$102,577(83%)
legendOther$0(0%)


Gregory A. Newman (R)
Raised: $37,045
Spent: $34,957
Cash on Hand: $2,087
Last Report:March 31, 2010
legendPAC contributions$0(0%)
legendIndividual contributions$17,045(46%)
legendCandidate self-financing$20,000(54%)
legendOther$0(0%)
The others in this race have no report available yet.


So, this gives us a clearer view of the race, and where the candidates stand on their ability to raise money.


I'm disappointed that no one raised more than a quarter million dollars, which I consider the minimal acceptable level for preparing to take out an incumbent like Heath Shuler, especially one who rides the fence on many issues.


**11.30am** I've looked the numbers over, and am blown over that Open Secrets is reporting that Eichenbaum is mostly self-financed. The mantra from that campaign has been grassroots, grassroots, grassroots.





Dan Eichenbaum (R)
Raised: $123,694
Spent: $43,146
Cash on Hand: $80,548
Last Report:March 31, 2010
legendPAC contributions$0(0%)
legendIndividual contributions$21,117(17%)
legendCandidate self-financing$102,577(83%)
legendOther$0(0%)

If these numbers are correct, then Eichenbaum has only raised $21,117 from individuals...while giving his own campaign $102,577. I'm blown away by that. 


Miller, on the other hand, has raised $116,930 from individuals and has given his own campaign $12,000. I'm blown away by that, because the conventional wisdom had it that Miller paying for his own campaign. These numbers don't support that. 


I've been eagerly awaiting the FEC reports that will detail who gave how much to each campaign. I'd like to have those before the primary on May 4th...




Previously:



NC-11 Congressional Fundraising Race
April 20, 2010 Update




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