Find out more →

Get unlimited access. Become a digital member!

Monday, October 15, 2012

McDaniel rolling in gubernatorial dough UPDATE

Posted By on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 3:08 PM

MILLION-DOLLAR MAN: Dustin McDaniel.
  • MILLION-DOLLAR MAN: Dustin McDaniel.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is touting the money he's raised for a 2014 race for governor — more than $1 million in his first three months. He's spending $45,000 a month so far.

This doesn't include the more than $300,000 he has raised for his "leadership PAC."

A big bankroll doesn't hurt. But if 2012 has taught us anything, it's taught that special interest money is a bottomless well. No matter how much he raises, somebody else can match it, if not in direct contributions through supporting fire from Kochs and Co.

UPDATE: Roby Brock mined the report for some individual contributors. Bad timing for McDaniel to shake down a casino operator and its law firm during a time when he switched legal positions on a casino ballot question in a way that helped the casino operator.

McDaniel's release:

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel raised more than $1 million for his 2014 bid for Arkansas Governor during the first three months of fundraising for his gubernatorial campaign.

McDaniel filed his first campaign finance report with the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office today. It indicates that the campaign received contributions totaling $1,035,618.66 from 883 individuals or businesses in the quarter that ended Sept. 30, 2012.

More than 90 percent of all donations received by the campaign are from Arkansas individuals or businesses. Also, 62 percent of this quarter’s contributors had never contributed to McDaniel’s past races for Attorney General. Individual donors outnumbered corporate donors three to one.
“I am humbled by the support I have received from people all across Arkansas as I begin my campaign for governor,” McDaniel said. “We are building a campaign that will make our state proud and will be strong enough to fight off the outside special interest groups that we know will try to influence this race. A real campaign structure won’t begin to come together until next year, but this first round of contributions will be very helpful as we build a campaign from the ground up.“

The report filed today showed $923,118.66 was donated for the Democratic primary and $112,500 for a potential runoff.

The McDaniel campaign spent $138,525.44 during the quarter.

“Arkansas needs leadership committed to doing great things and meeting the challenges of a 21st Century economy. That’s why I’m running for Governor,” McDaniel said. “In the coming months, I will be talking about our future and what we can accomplish by rolling up our sleeves and working together.”

McDaniel encourages Arkansans to visit his campaign website, www.DustinMcDaniel.com, follow the Campaign on Twitter @Dustin_McDaniel and like us on Facebook.

Tags: ,

Speaking of Dustin McDaniel, gubernatorial Election

Comments (11)

Showing 1-11 of 11

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-11 of 11

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Most Shared

  • The Quapaw return to Arkansas

    Casino try a good bet.
  • Jean Gordon to receive Truth Teller award

    Jean Gordon, who's worked a half-century in just about every social justice and peace movement you can name, will receive the Arkansas Community Institute's 2014 Community Truth Teller Award at a program at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the library's Darragh Center
  • GOP's new Obamacare attack

    It was inevitable. The long crusade against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has pivoted from a battle against socialism to a populist war against big business: The program known as Obamacare is now supposed to be merely a feed trough for the captains of industry, not a government program to force health care on the undeserving poor.
  • Fan happiness over Hogs' win over LSU costs UA $25,000 UPDATED

    The University of Arkansas will be fined $25,000 by the SEC because Hog fans stormed the football field after Saturday's victory over LSU snapped a long SEC losing streak. It was a second offense by the UA of the conference's "access to competition area" policy.
  • The opportunity agenda in Arkansas

    Arkansas hasn't seen a political realignment like this in our lifetime, with Republicans gaining 64 of 100 seats in the Arkansas House, 23 of 35 seats in the Senate, and every constitutional office in the general election.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2014 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation