Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Show Of The Money for Exec and Comptroller Races
BY THE NUMBERS
Total Raised : 80, 805.00
This Quarter : 51, 580.00
Len Bernardo :
Has not filled a disclosure report. According to a Bernardo campaign official, this is a problem with the State and out of Bernardo's control. These things are not uncommon, and I give Bernardo the benefit of the doubt.
Total Raised : 14, 220.00
This Quarter: 14,220.00
Total Raised $0
We don't know how much Bernardo has raised at this point so it's hard to comment on the Executive race, although I'm willing to bet that Mike Hein has raised a significant amount more than Bernardo and will continue to RAISE more money than Bernardo throughout the campaign. I put the word "raise" in big letters because there is no question in my mind that Bernardo has a lot of money and will outspend Hein's campaign with his own money.
Which brings me to the Comptroller's race, first Elliott Auerbach just started his campaign and he will raise a lot of money by the next filling. Quigley on the other hand has been in this race for almost as long as Auerbach and has not raised a single dollar. Quigley has given his campaign 17,500 and there is plenty more where that came from.
However, there is a difference in having a candidate raise 100,000 and having a candidate spend 100,000 of their own money. Quigley can easily throw around his money on print ads and bury his opponent very quickly in print and tv media. But, that is not the same thing as a candidate that is able to convince people to invest in his/her campaign. If Bernardo and Quigley think they can buy this election with their own money they are sadly mistaken.
While it's early, specifically in the Comptroller's race, I'm willing to make a predication that Mike Hein and Elliott Auerbach will both be outspent but they will raise more money than their two opponents.
In the end though, the money raised and spent only goes so far, the public has to like you and trust that you will do the job they are electing you to. If money was the do all end all in elections, Costello would be our Sheriff, Nausbaum our family court Judge, and Bradley our DA.
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 11:03 PM