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Senate fundraising scorecard

We’ve seen campaign fundraising for city of Houston races and for state of Texas races, now let’s take a look at the Senate race, whenever that will be. Here’s what I’ve got for the major candidates via the FEC webpage:

Elizabeth Ames Jones

Total Receipts: $405,661
Transfers From Authorized Committees: $0
Individual Contributions: $404,411
Non-Party (e.g. PACs) or Other Committees: $1,250
Contributions from Party Committees $0
Candidate Contribution: $0
Candidate Loans: $0
Other Loans: $0
Total Disbursements: $107,682
Transfers to Authorized Committees: $0
Individual Refunds: $2,000
Non-Party (e.g. PACs) or Other Refunds: $0
Candidate Loan Repayments: $0
Other Loan Repayments: $0
Beginning Cash: $145,232
Latest Cash On Hand: $443,211
Debts Owed By: $0

Florence Shapiro

Total Receipts: $134,880
Transfers From Authorized Committees: $0
Individual Contributions: $124,880
Non-Party (e.g. PACs) or Other Committees: $0
Contributions from Party Committees $0
Candidate Contribution: $0
Candidate Loans: $10,000
Other Loans: $0
Total Disbursements: $214,076
Transfers to Authorized Committees: $0
Individual Refunds: $0
Non-Party (e.g. PACs) or Other Refunds: $0
Candidate Loan Repayments: $0
Other Loan Repayments: $0
Beginning Cash: $375,556
Latest Cash On Hand: $296,361
Debts Owed By: $10,000

John Sharp

Total Receipts: $3,173,249
Transfers From Authorized Committees: $0
Individual Contributions: $532,880
Non-Party (e.g. PACs) or Other Committees: $5,000
Contributions from Party Committees $0
Candidate Contribution: $23,000
Candidate Loans: $2,612,369
Other Loans: $0
Total Disbursements: $264,968
Transfers to Authorized Committees: $0
Individual Refunds: $90,400
Non-Party (e.g. PACs) or Other Refunds: $0
Candidate Loan Repayments: $1,678
Other Loan Repayments: $0
Beginning Cash: $0
Latest Cash On Hand: $2,908,280
Debts Owed By: $2,610,691

Bill White

Total Receipts: $3,735,773
Transfers From Authorized Committees: $0
Individual Contributions: $2,816,284
Non-Party (e.g. PACs) or Other Committees: $38,550
Contributions from Party Committees $0
Candidate Contribution: $879,031
Candidate Loans: $0
Other Loans: $0
Total Disbursements: $1,125,311
Transfers to Authorized Committees: $0
Individual Refunds: $79,460
Non-Party (e.g. PACs) or Other Refunds: $5,000
Candidate Loan Repayments: $0
Other Loan Repayments: $392
Beginning Cash: $727,595
Latest Cash On Hand: $3,340,105
Debts Owed By: $36,678

Michael Williams

Total Receipts: $431,848
Transfers From Authorized Committees: $0
Individual Contributions: $330,748
Non-Party (e.g. PACs) or Other Committees: $1,100
Contributions from Party Committees $0
Candidate Contribution: $0
Candidate Loans: $100,000
Other Loans: $0
Total Disbursements: $263,703
Transfers to Authorized Committees: $0
Individual Refunds: $2,600
Non-Party (e.g. PACs) or Other Refunds: $0
Candidate Loan Repayments: $0
Other Loan Repayments: $0
Beginning Cash: $0
Latest Cash On Hand: $168,144
Debts Owed By: $107,659

Roger Williams

Total Receipts: $870,502
Transfers From Authorized Committees: $0
Individual Contributions: $716,585
Non-Party (e.g. PACs) or Other Committees: $3,300
Contributions from Party Committees $0
Candidate Contribution: $0
Candidate Loans: $150,000
Other Loans: $0
Total Disbursements: $273,931
Transfers to Authorized Committees: $0
Individual Refunds: $0
Non-Party (e.g. PACs) or Other Refunds: $0
Candidate Loan Repayments: $0
Other Loan Repayments: $0
Beginning Cash: $131,027
Latest Cash On Hand: $727,597
Debts Owed By: $251,830

Basically, Bill White is in a league of his own, though Roger Williams did have a decent quarter. Depending on how things go with the FEC, things may get even better for White on the fundraising trail. I don’t know what to say about John Sharp – raising $45K for the entire quarter? That’s incredible, and not in the good way. Note that counting refunds, he was actually in negative territory before you factor in the loans. That money’s as good as any to spend, but he can’t maintain that kind of pace and hope to remain competitive. If he can’t do better this quarter, he really ought to consider his options.

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2 Comments

  1. Baby Snooks says:

    Most Republicans assume the senatorial aspirations of Kay Bailey Hutchison will begin to vanish as we move closer to the primary and she will remain firmly in place as a result of it – willing to proceed to the primary but not willing to resign prior to it. So all of this really is very moot. Although some of course now want Bill White to run for governor. He might win the primary. It is doubtful he could win the election. Whether it is Rick Perry or Kay Bailey Hutchison, he is political roadkill at this point with all the ethical questions being raised about his tenure as mayor. Reality is reality.

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