Wednesday, February 01, 2006

4Q Fundraising Breakdown -- Dem Candidates

Fourth Quarter 2005 Campaign Numbers are in

McNerney raised $41,165.34 in the 4Q of 2005 and has $69,204.87 on hand
Filson raised $50,964.33 in the 4Q of 2005 and has $102,498.52 on hand
AND POMBO?
Pombo raised $371,727.90 in the 4Q of 2005 and has $841,793.10 on hand


MORE ON FILSON:
After looking at the Quarterly report for 4Q 2005 for Filson, here are some more factoids:

Filson received $50,964 in contributions as follows:

Individuals: $31,676
PACs/Committees: $18,250
Himself: $1,038

For the individuals, $26,900 is itemized (meaning donations larger than $200) and $4,776 is unitemized (meaning various donations under $200).

For the itemized, there are 48 individuals:
Nine are pilots and one is a Senior VP of United.
Three are Filson family.
Two are from the law office of his treasurer (Russell Miller).

As far as geographic breakdown of the 48 individuals, of those in the 11th District (7 people in district, the other 41 are outside):
2 from Danville (1 of which is a family member)
1 from Pleasanton
1 from Morgan Hill
3 from Stockton.

Some of the people: former State Sen. Patrick Johnston (of Stockton) , Eric Allman (creator of SendMail program, from Berkeley), Arthur M. Keller, PhD, of Minerva Consulting in Palo Alto (he was in on a number of tech startups and now helps other startups get going), Randi Spivak, Exec Dir, America Lands Alliance


MORE ON MCNERNEY:

After looking at the Quarterly report for 4Q 2005 for McNerney, here are some more factoids:

McNerney received $41,165 in contributions as follows:
Individuals: $38,665
PACs/Committees: $2,500 (one PAC -- CA State Pipe Traces)

For the individuals, $18,775 is itemized (meaning donations larger than $200) and $19,889 is unitemized (meaning various donations under $200). That means more than half were from small contributions, who names are not listed in the report.

For the itemized, there are 56 individuals:
2 are McNerney family.

As far as geographic breakdown of the 56 individuals, of those in the 11th District (20 people in district, the other 36 are outside):
2 from Danville
1 from San Ramon
2 from Dublin
7 from Pleasanton
1 from Morgan Hill
3 from Stockton
1 from Lodi
1 from Lockeford
1 from Discovery Bay
1 from Linden

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

great work VPO and Matt!

5:21 AM, February 02, 2006  
Blogger DownWithTyranny said...

Matt, as you know, I write about Pombo on my blog too. But if this is a scoop, you deserve it on SAY NO TO POMBO, the definitive web site for all things Pombo. Last night I read that whole long drawn out schpiel about Filson's fundraising. I kept thinking, "What's Matt's point here?" Then I fell asleep.

This morning I woke up and found a very interesting e-mail from my pal in DC, Willard, who was responding to my gloom and doom about how the reign of Rahm Emanuel would be the end of the Democratic Party. Anyone who wants to read about how Emanuel is doing his best to wreck challenges from progressive and grassroots candidates, like McNerney-- and put in idea-less and position-less hacks like Filson-- can go to Down With Tyranny. However, something that just happened to be in Willard's e-mail caused me to sit up and take notice. An Emanuel buddy and bagman, a long time associate of his who he installed as treasurer of the DCCC was let go today because he is also a lobbyist (which doesn't look good for the "party of reform"). But this particular lobbyist/DCCC treasurer/fundraiser, one Bill Singer, represents... UNITED AIRLINES!

So, DeLay/ Abramoff-style, Emanuel/Singer have been funnelling United Airlines money to directed, favored candidate(s). How much money did you say United Airlines-related people have been giving Filson? Like I've been yellin' on Down With Tyranny all week, Emanuel is EXACTLY as bad as Tom DeLay.

1:20 PM, February 02, 2006  
Blogger Matt said...

DWT,

It's an interesting thought, but I think the more likely explanation is that Filson is a United Pilot and the people who've donated to him are his colleagues.

1:48 PM, February 02, 2006  
Blogger DownWithTyranny said...

I wonder if him being a United pilot helped him get Emanuel's attention (via Singer)? I mean does anyone know why exactly Filson is even in this race other than having been recruited by Emanuel? Does he have any strong convictions about something?

5:46 PM, February 02, 2006  

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