UPDATED: Campaign finance: Graphs and tables of statewide candidate overview

CORRECTION: The original data contained an error, which had Randy Brock with over $547,327 cash in hand, when in fact he has $247,327. This was due to the fact that Brock reported his $300,000 loan to himself twice, both in the contributions from immediate family section and also in the loan section, unlike other statewide candidates, who did not duplicate any loan figures in the contributions from immediate family section.

Below are graphs and tables depicting summary figures from the latest campaign finance filings submitted on July 16, for all Democratic and Republican statewide candidates. Progressive candidates Martha Abbot, Marjorie Powers, and Don Schramm are not included because they did not submit campaign finance reports before the 5 p.m. deadline on July 16.

The tables from which the data is drawn are available in Excel spreadsheet format, below. They can be downloaded and sorted so that each category of interest can be ranked from highest to lowest and vice versa. Information was compiled by manual entry, with the cash in hand category derived automatically by calculating (Total Amount Raised to Date MINUS Total Amount Spent to Date PLUS Amount Carried Forward from Previous Campaigns PLUS Total Amount of Loans to Date).

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s summary figures are taken from his amended campaign finance report filed on July 17, rather than his original submission of July 16.

Among other highlights, the graphs clearly show:

1) Randy Brock had the highest number of unique small donors;
2) Beth Pearce spent almost as much as candidates in the two most competitive races, the gubernatorial and attorney general races;
3) Cassandra Gekas spent less than Jack McMullen, despite the fact that McMullen has raised $0 for his campaign so far.

Amount raised by statewide candidates, to date

Cash in hand, statewide candidates, to date

Total spent by statewide candidates to date

Number of small donors to date

Downloadable table of statewide candidate campaign finance data

Nat Rudarakanchana

Comments

  1. Eric Davis :

    Nat –

    Peter Shumlin’s report shows that he has $625K on hand, which is correctly shown on the bar chart above.

    Randy Brock’s report shows that he raised $529K and spent $282K through July 15, leaving him with $247K on hand. The bar chart shows Brock with over $500K on hand. Did some numbers get transposed in the preparation of the chart?

    Eric Davis

  2. I don’t think a $300,000 loan (or even direct donation) to one’s own campaign can be legitimately considered as having been ‘raised’.

    Self funding should be reported as such – ‘raised’ implies support from others.

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