Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Show me the Money?

As we are getting fully into the primary season I thought we should start looking at that all together major factor in most political campaign races, the money. There are three major contested races for State Constitutional Officers;

1-BOE
2-Controller
3-Insurance Commisioner

Let's start with HNF's favorite BOE.

Ray Haynes has three accounts (two from past Assembly races and Taxpayers for Haynes). With only the Taxpayers for Haynes showing any activity.

Ray raised $169,688.20 this past period and had expenditures of $137,111.20. He raised a total of $233,337.20 in 2005 and has $77,846.17 cash on hand.

Michelle Steele has one account FRIENDS FOR MICHELLE PARK STEEL.

Michelle raised $187,094.34 this past period and had expenditures of $119,958.43. She raised a total of $472,530.19 in 2005 and has $416,687.06 cash on hand.

No matter what camp you come down in you have to admit that Ray's $77,846.17 is miniscule next to Michelle's $416,687.06.

Next we will look at the very close race for dollars in the Controllers race. For now we want to know what you think!