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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

NC-11 Congressional Fundraising Race Update

Money equals speech in politics. Who ever raises the most money, gets to speak to more people.

"Only a fool refuses to raise the amounts of money needed to be competitive." --Thunder Pig

Here is how things are stacking up to date...

Raised: $563,822
Spent: $237,311
Cash on Hand: $1,270,216
Last Report:December 31, 2009
legendPAC contributions$282,100(50%)
legendIndividual contributions$260,961(46%)
legendCandidate self-financing$0(0%)

Gregory A. Newman (R)
Raised: $11,275
Spent: $1,261
Cash on Hand: $10,013
Last Report:December 31, 2009
legendPAC contributions$0(0%)
legendIndividual contributions$11,275(100%)
legendCandidate self-financing$0(0%)

Dan Eichenbaum (R)
Raised: $8,212
Spent: $6,975
Cash on Hand: $1,237
Last Report:December 31, 2009
legendPAC contributions$0(0%)
legendIndividual contributions$5,962(73%)
legendCandidate self-financing$2,250(27%)
Source: Open Secrets


This is very, very sad, and an indication that the Republicans in the 11th Congressional District of North Carolina (candidates and voters alike) still haven't gotten over the fact that we can't depend on a self-funding candidate like Charles Taylor anymore. 

If the numbers aren't substantially better (at least a hundred-fold increase), it looks like Congressman Shuler will be getting a third term in the US House of Representatives.