Sunday, May 28, 2006

$$$$ Ten Days Left

Ed Tibbetts has a decent article in Saturday's QC Times on the state of the candidates' campaign coffers ten days before the June 6th primary.

A few interesting figures to note:

Mike Whalen has already spent over half a million dollars.

Mike Whalen gave another $75,000 to his campaign from his own pocket.

Bill Dix outspent Brian Kennedy during the last six weeks more than 3 to1.

Bill Dix and Brian Kennedy have nearly even bank balances as of the filing deadline. Whalen had $40,000 less than them, but Tibbetts noted that he has the ability to self-finance (Whalen has given roughly $275,000 to his own campaign).

Bruce Braley spent $50,000 more than Rick Dickinson in the last six weeks.

Bill Gluba only spent $20,000 in that same time. Braley outspent him 7 to1!

Bruce Braley sits on a $130,000 difference between him and Dickinson in cash on hand.

What's it all mean?

On the Dem side the race is Bruce Braley's to lose. Dickinson had an opportunity given to him by Bruce Braley on Iowa Press, but doesn't seem to be capitalizing on it. On the GOP side, we know that Whalen will try to win at any cost, but I think he could possibly be toppled in the closing days.

2 Comments:

Anonymous havinfun said...

EGO -

1. Why is Bill Gluba running? He never had a chance.

2. The entire Republican side seams to have qualified people, each and every one of them has solid credentials. However, is any one of them head and shoulders above the others? Is any one of them more, or less, electable?

Pure ego on both sides of the isle...

12:37 PM, May 30, 2006  
Blogger Scoop Iowa said...

You are 100% right. There are slight differences in each party's candidates, but this end game where Dix pours $100,000 of his own money into his account and Whalen boosts the amount he's self-financed to $340,000 in the closing days goes to prove your point...it's all about the ego now.

10:45 PM, May 30, 2006  

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