Senate Candidate Duane Sand Spends More Than He Raises Again
I’ve written before about Senate candidate Duane Sand (who is challenging Rick Berg for the Senate nomination on the primary ballot) and his atrocious fundraising before. Sand has become infamous for putting up fairly big fundraising numbers, but spending almost as much as more to raise that money.
The latest disclosures from his campaign show the same trend. From April 1st through May 23rd Sand spent about $9,000 more than he raised. That comes on top of the last disclosure period during which he spent about $30,000 more than he raised.
He’s also got $205,000 in campaign debt.
FARGO – Republican Duane Sand continues to spend more money on his latest U.S. Senate bid than he collects from donors, new finance reports show.
Sand is challenging Rep. Rick Berg, the endorsed candidate, in the June 12 Republican primary.
A summary of Sand’s pre-primary disclosure report to the Federal Election Commission shows he raised $192,000 from April 1 through May 23.
He spent about $201,000 in that same time period, leaving him with about $72,000 in the bank.
However, Sand also reported nearly $205,000 in total campaign debt, a figure that’s been consistent with other disclosure reports he’s filed.
Sand has zero chance of winning the primary vote against Berg, but setting politics aside I’m getting a little worried about Sand’s financial position. Ending the primary cycle with hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt is not an enviable position to be in.
Let’s hope Sand has a plan to retire this debt.Tags: duane sand, election 2012, North Dakota News