Campaign finance reports start rolling in
Candidates began filing campaign finance reports today -- the first disclosures since March 10. Much, of course, has happened in the interim.
It's the first report for several major candidates, starting with mayoral candidate Vincent Gray (D). As of 6 p.m., he had not completed his filing -- he has until midnight -- but expect only a fraction of the nearly $4 million that incumbent Adrian M. Fenty already has raised.
It's also the first filing for Democratic D.C. Council chairman candidates Kwame Brown and Vincent Orange.
Brown filed his report early, posting a number just shy of $180,000 from 201 donors. The chairman of the council's economic development committee tapped a long list of real estate and construction industry sources, including $1,500 from developer Herb Miller and $1,000 total from baseball owners Ted and Mark Lerner. Brown's take also includes $1,500 from Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) and at least $1,000 from megadeveloper and potential mayoral candidate, R. Donahue Peebles, as noted by the Washington Business Journal.
Orange's filing is expected to show contributions totaling upward of $135,000, according to a campaign source -- showing that Orange, who hasn't held public office since he gave up his Ward 5 council seat for a failed 2006 mayor run, still has some juice.
But thus far the champion fundraiser is David Catania (I), who is seeking a fourth full term as an at-large Council member. He added more than $200,000 to his coffers, bringing his total war chest to more than $300,000. In the ward-specific races, Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) has outraised his fellow incumbents, bringing his bank account to more than $210,000.
Also still to file: Fenty, mayor challenger Leo Alexander (D), Ward 5 Council member Harry Thomas Jr. (D), at-large Council member Phil Mendelson (D), plus council challengers Kelvin Robinson, Jeff Smith, Bryan Weaver, Delano Hunter and Kenyan McDuffie, among others.
By 6 p.m., the following candidates had filed:
Ward 1 Council member
- Graham (D): $52,902 raised; $32,032 spent; $210,116 cash on hand
Ward 3 Council member
- Mary Cheh (D): $19,212 raised this period; $33,825 spent; $81,195 cash on hand
Ward 5 Council member
- Tim Day (R): $5,666 raised this period; $2,605 spent; $3,061 cash on hand
- Tracey Turner (D): $43,905 raised this period (includes $40,500 loan from Turner); $22,087 spent; $21,818 cash on hand
Ward 6 Council member
- Jim DeMartino (R): $6,394 raised this period; $3,943 spent; $2,552 cash on hand
- Tommy Wells (D): $34,132 raised this period; $28,331 spent; $111,999 cash on hand
At-large Council members
- Catania (I): $204,796 raised this period; $36,501 spent; $302,204 cash on hand
- Clark Ray (D): $34,173 raised this period; $22,155 spent; $59,243 cash on hand
- David Schwartzman (SG): $100 raised this period; $0 spent; $100 cash on hand
- Richard Urban (
DI): $3,191 raised this period; $2,188 spent; $1,423 cash on hand
Brown (D): $179,675 raised this period; $66,350 spent; $113,325 cash on hand
- Sulaimon Brown (D): $1,198 raised this period; $1,502 spent; $277 in debt
- Ernest Johnson (D): $0 raised this period; $0 spent; $415 cash on hand
- Patrick Tayman (D): $380 raised this period; $664 spent; $30 in debt
- Lyndon Paul Walker (D): $300 raised this period; $0 spent; $300 cash on hand
- Jon Kuhl (D): $2,197 raised this period; $793 spent; $1,404 cash on hand
- Tarek Stevens (D): $0 raised this period; $0 spent; $115 cash on hand
State Board of Education
- Monica Warren-Jones (D): $500 raised this period; $400 spent; $100 cash on hand
Additional reporting by Ann Marimow
UPDATE, 6/11, 11:15 A.M.: Correction: Richard Urban, running for an at-large council seat, is an independent, not a Democrat.
June 10, 2010; 7:15 PM ET
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