Democrat Gulleson Claims She Raised $166,000 Last Year
She’s also claiming that most of the funds came from North Dakotans, which seems unlikely given her party’s anemic fundraising networks in the state and their history of relying almost exclusively on out-of-state support. It also seems unlikely in light of recent revelations about a big-money fundraiser in Washington DC at the AFL-CIO headquarters.
I can’t imagine there were a lot of North Dakotans rubbing elbows with the union bosses at that one.
Her campaign report isn’t available on the FEC website yet.
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Democratic U.S. House candidate reports she raised about $166,000 for her campaign last year.
Pam Gulleson says in a statement Monday that most of her contributions came from North Dakota donors.
Her Federal Election Commission filing lists donations through the end of last year.
In comparing Gulleson’s numbers to figures raised by Republican candidates it’s worth noting that she isn’t facing any competition for political dollars. There are six Republican candidates for the US House. Gulleson, on the other hand, is the only Democrat running.
Kevin Cramer raised $215,000 in 2011, Shane Goettle raised $124,000, Brian Kalk claims to have raised $150,000 (no report yet), and Bette Grande has raised $26,000. Neither Kim Koppelman or DuWayne Hendrickson have announced any fundraising figures as yet.
That’s a grand total of $515,000, or more than three times what Gulleson raised.
Meaning Republican financial support is outstripping Gulleson’s financial support.
Of course, fundraising isn’t everything. Just because you have the most money doesn’t mean you win, but trust me when I say that North Dakota Democrat candidates are going to have a tough time fundraising this cycle. At least in North Dakota, anyway.Tags: bette grande, Brian Kalk, duwayne hendrickson, election 2012, Kevin Cramer, kim koppelman, North Dakota News, pam gulleson, shane goettle