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Friday, July 23, 2004

Texas State Rep Dems Kick GOP Ass in Fundraising!

The journey to Take Back Texas has begun! Democratic candidates have outraised their Republican counterparts $1,012,581.38 to $646,440.99 in the ten races profiled (taken from BOR). That is huge, and it is something that we didn't have in 2002 when Tom DeLay was laundering money to GOP candidates like Jack Stick and Todd Baxter, both of whom have strong Democratic opponents in Mark Strama and Kelly White. Perhaps most impressive is Democrat incumbent Patrick Rose, who has over half a million dollars on hand. Rose is profiled in the wonderful documentary Last Man Standing, which has been on PBS recenty. Below our the matchups -- and the numbers -- that will help us Take Back Texas:

Jack Stick (R-Incumbent)$121,449.84 Raised$50,917.57 Spent$101,689.49 Cash on Hand
vs.
Mark Strama (D-Challenger)$225,826.49 Raised$43,317.58 Spent$188,499.34 Cash on Hand


Alan Askew (R-Challenger)$15,455.61 Raised($70,000 Loan)$23,196.15 Spent$26,842.36 Cash on Hand
vs.
Patrick Rose (D-Incumbent)$343,695.31 Raised$58,301.83 Spent$504,768.37 Cash on Hand


Talmadge Heflin (R-Incumbent)$40,950.00 Raised$75,046.84 Spent$106,034.00 Cash on Hand
vs.
Hubert Vo (D-Challenger)$41,996.30 Raised$60,141.64 Spent$58,863.70 Cash on Hand


Todd Baxter (R-Incumbent)$79,275.00 Raised$10,252.52 Spent$118,141.35 Cash on Hand
vs.
Kelly White (D-Challenger$195,298.04 Raised$60,655.02 SpentCash on Hand Not Available


Roy Blake, Jr. (R-Open Seat)$27,290 Raised$26,519.72 Spent$13,679.49 Cash on Hand
vs.
Robin Moore (D-Open Seat)$14,924.00 Raised$8,781.62 Spent$14,415.23 Cash on Hand


Ken Mercer (R-Incumben)$91,793.89 Raised$35,561.71 Spent$71,059.61 Cash on Hand
vs.
David Leibowitz (D-Challenger)$12,387.10 Raised($71,347.15 Loan)$84,653.37 Spent"Zero" Cash on Hand Reported


Charles "Doc" Anderson (R-Challenger)$43,250.69 Raised$20,346.66 Spent$20,957.94 Cash on Hand
vs.
John Mabry (D-Incumbent)$79,772.31 Raised$8,202.74 Spent$87,171.77 Cash on Hand


Martha Wong (R-Incumbent)$109,957.00 Raised$11,838.62 Spent$148,214 Cash on Hand
vs.
Jim Dougherty (D-Challenger)$35,875.30 Raised$19,336.05 Spent$25,431.24 Cash on Hand


Mike "Tuffy" Hamilton (R-Incumbent)$24,235.00 Raised$15,803.84 SpentCash on Hand Not Available
vs.
Rex Peveto (D-Challenger)$2,100 Raised$2,522.13 Spent$1,525.16 Cash on Hand


Jim Pitts (R-Incumbent)$12,188.33 Raised$24,740.20 Spent$227,879.51 Cash on Hand
vs.
James "Jake" Gilbreath (D-Challenger)$2,906.36 Raised$2,686.53 SpentCash on Hand Not Available

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

do u think we can take back the texas house this year???

6:17 PM

 

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