There were a few surprises on the last campaign finance reports before the primary. Here are a few notes of interest.
Raised in July
BUT Hood’s total includes a $200k check from DAGA – without it, Hurst tripled him.
Hood had similar stumbles in the first report of 2015, when he came up short of Hurst for the period and had to get a DAGA check and report contributions outside of the reporting period to make his totals look bigger.
Hurst raised all but $3250 from in state Hood raised all but $20k from out of state
Hurst $ is 90% in state
Hood $ is 90% out of state
Bottom line – Hurst is doing what he needs to do. He’ll need help from outside money later on, but this has the potential to be a real race
Lynn Fitch raised $120K and has $58K COH
Challenger David McRae banked $460K in July and is sitting on $165K COH. Notably, $450K came from the candidate in this reporting period.
McRae has way outspent Lynn Fitch. In a downticket race with the incumbent with relatively low name ID, this could get interesting on election night. I haven’t seen any polling on this one yet.
Mike Chaney raised $62K and is sitting on $99K COH
Challenger John Mosley raised $129K with $125 coming from the candidate himself. He is sitting on $35K COH.
I don’t think this race is particularly close.