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.