January 17th -- fundraising report deadline
January 17th is the deadline for gubernatorial campaigns to file their campaign finance reports, for the period ending December 31, 2005.
In the next few days, the campaigns should start playing the expectations game and announcing how much money they've raised.
This is particularly a big deal for Chris Bell and Bob Gammage, as they both have a primary coming up in two months. For Friedman, it's a chance to show the state's politicos that he is a serious candidate. It'll also be interesting to see how much Strayhorn was able to raise while she was still a Republican primary challenger rumored to go independent (Strayhorn declared she was running as an independent after the fundraising period was over).
UPDATE: A nod to "Democratic Skeptic" in the comments, for the reminder that Kinky burned through lots of money that he'd raised in the last fundraising report. It will be interesting to see if that is true again. If the burn rate is as high as it was on the last report, that might slow his fundraising.
Good point about Strayhorn keeping her party affiliation until after the reporting period ended. How much money do you think Kinky needed to raise to be serious?
Posted by Lefty @ 01/11/06 10:50 AM
It's not how much Kinky's raised, it's Cash on Hand that is the important figure, Word has it that Kinky's burning thru money like he's lighting his cigars with it--or living the high life on his campaign funds
Oh, maybe he is......
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