Sunday, July 16, 2006

FEC Filings & Open Thread

The quarterly FEC reports are finally up.

First, Richard Pombo:

His net 2nd quarter contributions were $545,099, bringing the total for this campaign cycle to $2,205,017. Pombo has taken in a lot of money, but he’s also spent a lot of money. His 2nd quarter expenditures were $408,206, and his total for the cycle have been $1,418,949. As of June 30, Pombo had $939,096 cash on hand, with $100,401 in debt.

So he effectively starts the 3rd quarter with $839,000 COH.

Now to Jerry McNerney:

His 2nd quarter net contributions came to $217,737, raising his campaign cycle total to $448,648. His 2nd quarter expenditures were $137,318, with a total to date of $312,943. As of June 30, McNerney had $151,672 cash on hand, with $47,144 in debt.

McNerney’s effective COH at the beginning of Q3 stands at $104,000.

There are, to me at least, two really compelling aspects to McNerney’s filing. One is that for this quarter, he collected $43,435 — or 20% of his total — from small donors who contributed under $200 (compared to $14,070 — or 2.5% of his total — for Pombo). The second item of interest is the strong financial support being generated by the netroots: in addition to $3,000 from Democracy For America (Grassroots All-Star contest), $5,000 from the Progressive Patriot PAC (Russ Feingold’s Progressive Patriot contest), and $5,000 from the Forward Together PAC (Mark Warner’s MapChangers contest), the Netroots Candidate endorsement just five days before the quarter’s end netted approximately $11,000 (IIRC), and Say No To Pombo’s ActBlue page accounted for approximately $3,000 in this quarter.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to put lipstick on a pig.

3:11 PM, July 17, 2006  
Blogger babaloo said...

Anon --

It's a shame you Pombo staffers don't have something better to do there in Washington, DC.

Oh, well, at least we can all hope that leaving stupid comments here kept you too busy to kill off any more endangered species today.

6:10 PM, July 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great, now you can go buy office supplies.

7:06 PM, July 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pick up some sunscreen while you're at it

9:52 AM, July 18, 2006  

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