Schwartz and Mara in a Tight Money Race, Too
Competing media releases have gone out in the money contest between Council member Carol Schwartz (R-At Large) and Patrick Mara, her challenger in the GOP primary on Sept. 9.
Schwartz, a longtime incumbent, has raised nearly $110,000, including a personal loan of $40,356, according to campaign finance reports available online.
Mara says in his release that he has raised more than $100,000.
As they hit the one-month stretch, Schwartz has more than $60,000 in cash on hand while Mara says he has $50,000.
That makes it a close race in terms of dollars. But Schwartz has the backing of the local Republican Committee, which sent out the media release about her fundraising.
The committee takes a swipe at Mara without naming him. The release notes that Schwartz's contributions come mostly from individuals who are District residents and pointing to Mara's June 10th campaign finance report that showed a chunk of his money coming from businesses and parking magnates.
"Carol's report shows what we all knew, she has the support from local DC Republicans," Committee Chairman Robert J. Kabel wrote in the release.
The statement, however, downplays that more than one third of the District money came from one resident: Carol Schwartz.
Meanwhile, Mara's release implies that he is beating Schwartz in the field.
His news release focuses on his efforts to knock on doors and contact voters. "There's no doubt about it: we're poised for victory on September 9th," Mara says in the release. "We've got the financial resources we need to compete, and our field campaign couldn't be stronger."
August 11, 2008; 7:11 PM ET
Categories: 2008 District Election , D.C. Council , Nikita Stewart
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