For the Mayor’s race at least, they’re a lot like the July reports.
Even as top mayoral challenger Ben Hall ramped up his campaign in recent months, launching several television ads, Mayor Annise Parker continued to outpace him in fundraising, according to campaign finance reports released Monday.
Records show Parker took in $755,070 between July 1 and Sept. 26, to Hall’s $196,799. The two-term incumbent also outspent her chief challenger, expending $2.18 million during the period to Hall’s $1.53 million.
“Mayor Parker is grateful for all the Houstonians who have donated, volunteered, block-walked, made phone calls and helped any way they can to ensure her re-election,” said Parker campaign spokeswoman Sue Davis.
Hall continued to largely self-fund his campaign, lending himself another $275,000 during the reporting period. In the campaign overall, Hall has lent himself $1.83 million, raised $507,296 and spent $2.32 million.
Thus far in the campaign, Parker has raised $2.97 million, spent $2.82 million and taken no loans. Parker entered October with about $1.2 million on hand; Hall had about $264,000.
See here and here for July analyses of mayoral campaign finances. I’m a little behind on putting 30 Day reports on my 2013 Election page, but I’m working on it. For some odd reason, I have not received any press releases touting this candidate or that’s fundraising haul, as I did in July. I’m not sure what to make of that. We’ll see if there are any surprises lurking in the totals as I go through them. In the meantime, see Greg for an overview of At Large #3, and School Zone for a look at HISD fundraising.