WARNING: This is just horserace stuff. It is not anywhere near as important as the candidates’ positions on issues or the candidates’ experience. Again, this is just horserace stuff. 🙂
|Candidate||Jan-Mar||Apr-Jun||Change||Cash On Hand|
|State Senator Katherine Clark||$262,000||$228,000||-13%||$400,000|
|State Senator Will Brownsberger||$257,000||$130,000||-49%||$290,000|
|Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian||n/a||$308,000||n/a||$290,000|
|State Representative Carl Sciortino||$152,000||$203,000||+34%||$270,000|
|State Senator Karen Spilka||n/a||$200,000||n/a||$200,000|
· All candidates have ample resources to kick off vibrant campaigns as Senator-elect Ed Markey resigns his House seat and is sworn into the U.S. Senate next week.
· What will be particularly interesting information as it becomes available is the number of individual donors. Are these fundraising takes the result of a small number of $1,000+ donors or an army of small-dollar donors that can be tapped again throughout the campaign (and who represent real grassroots support in the district)?
· For the three candidates that were active fundraisers in the first three months of the year, I expected a bit of drop-off because the low-hanging fruit is tapped first. Sciortino gaining significant steam is very promising for his effort. Clark’s relatively steady fundraising remains impressive. Brownsberger’s significant drop-off is noteworthy and puts pressure on him for a stronger effort for July through September if he is to keep pace.
· For the two candidates that joined the fray in the second fundraising quarter, they clearly made up ground ably. It will be illuminating to see if they can keep their paces up over the next three months.