City Paper: Campaign Finance Round-Up
August 2, 2013 Leave a comment
LL Campaign Finance Round-Up: Everything Else
Posted by Will Sommer on Aug. 1, 2013 at 5:32 pm
You’ve seen the hauls from last night’s mayoral campaign disclosures. Here’s what’s going on money-wise further down the ballot.
Raised: $21,980.14. Spent: $10,592.32. Cash on hand: $46,163.86.
With eight months until the Democratic primary (or ten, if it’s moved to June), Ward 1 incumbent Jim Graham still hasn’t declared whether he’s running again. Ward 1 candidate Brianne Nadeau, on the other hand, has been running so long that she already had $34,866.04 before the latest reporting period total. Nadeau donors this cycle include nightclub DC9 ($400), former councilmember Kathy Patterson ($500), and WNEW anchor (!) Troy Johnson ($15).
Raised: $25,042.51. Spent: $2,061.78. Cash on hand: $22,980.73.
Second time Ward 1 candidate Bryan Weaver received money from the usual cast of D.C. progressive characters, including Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells ($250) and ex-Councilmember Sekou Biddle ($500), who Weaver ran against in a 2011 special election that both lost to Vincent Orange.
Raised: $35,650. Spent: $3,957.93. Cash on hand: $31,692.07.
Mary Cheh doesn’t have an opponent yet, but that hasn’t stopped her from fundraising. Among Cheh’s contributors: former City Administrator Neil Albert ($200), budget wonk Alice Rivlin ($500), and former Councilmember Bill Lightfoot ($200).
Cheh also received $250 from Matt Frumin, whose run in last April’s at-large election was seen by some of his opponents as a bid to raise his name recognition for a run against Cheh.