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Monday, April 20, 2015

Attorney general still working on campaign debt, but help includes Democratic dollars

Posted By on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 7:12 AM

click to enlarge ON THE SAME PAGE: Dustin McDaniel contributed $2,000 to help Leslie Rutledge pay off campaign debt.
  • ON THE SAME PAGE: Dustin McDaniel contributed $2,000 to help Leslie Rutledge pay off campaign debt.
I got a blast e-mail recently from Attorney General Leslie Rutledge asking for help to pay off her campaign debt and have been waiting for the first quarter financial reports to see where her winning campaign stood.

Reports now on file with the secretary of state show she's more than $7,000 in the black on her primary campaign, but the general election campaign remains $116,725 in the hole on about $789,000 in spending, despite somewhere near $70,000 in contributions after the Nov. 4 election, including maximum contributions from a number of corporate PACs and special interests such as lobbyist Bruce Hawkins. (Does money that comes after an election count as much as money BEFORE the election? Only a candidate knows for sure.)

Interesting tidbit.  The second contribution reported by Rutledge after her victory Nov. 4 was a contribution of the maximum $2,000 on Nov. 7 from Dustin McDaniel, the outgoing Democratic attorney general. He was a major supporter of the vanquished Democrat Nate Steel. 

The contributions should be personally appreciated by Rutledge because she still has an outstanding loan of about $64,000 of her own money to the campaign.




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