Monday, August 04, 2008
Mark Schauer's Pre-Primary Fundraising
I fell a little bit behind on this... I figured I should get it up before the primary (tomorrow).
Rather than file a second quarter report with the FEC only to file again a week and a half later, both Congressman Walberg and state Senator Schauer chose to combine their reports. The following covers Mark Schauer's fundraising in the period from April 01, 2008 to July 16, 2008:
Senator Schauer raised $424,604.48 in the three-and-a-half months covered here. Of that, $262,844.48 came from individuals and $161,760.00 came from PACs.
Schauer has raised a total of $1,331,557.22 for this election cycle. After spending $403,755.66, he has $928,686.45 cash-on-hand.
In addition to all of that, he raised another $20,000 in large contributions since the deadline.
Itemized donors ($200+) can be found here. Disbursements can be found here.
There's no other way to say it, Mark Schauer has a lot of money to play with. And against a primary opponent with $3.00 in the bank (that's the next post), it seems fairly likely that we'll see a Schauer-Walberg race in November.
As of July 09, 2008, I have been working with the Schauer for Congress campaign in Lenawee County. My thoughts and writings are my own opinions, and I do not speak for Senator Schauer or anyone else in his organization.
Nary a comment on this blog about Schauer lying about his contributions from oil companies:
Listen to the audio. He flat out lied. I am sure all politicians do this, but this is definitely worth pointing out.
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It's true, I haven't written anything about that yet. I've been pretty busy over the last couple of days getting ready for the primary, so I haven't had a chance to follow that particular story.
However, if you're interested, Nick Schirripa with the Battle Creek Enquirer says:
There's a lot of nuance here, so it's easy to get lost in the rhetoric. As I pointed out in my story, Schauer hasn't taken any contributions from oil companies in his congressional race. However, he has accepted contributions during previous state House and Senate races. Walberg, on the other hand, has accepted contributions from big oil companies, and he hasn't tried to deny it.
I'll have more to say when I've actually done some reading and can speak intelligently.
But thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll come by more often!
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