Monday, October 15, 2007

Boyda ends 3rd Quarter on top

All three candidates for the Kansas 2nd released their 3rd quarter fundraising numbers today, with Congresswoman Boyda besting her nearest Republican challenger's cash-on-hand, State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins, by $100,000.

While the reports are filled with excellent news for Boyda, the same can't be said for her two Republican rivals. Huge spending, both to raise out-of-state money and to pay themselves shows exactly why neither of the two R's running can be trusted to handle a budget.

Let's look at the straight numbers first, then we can delve in for some analysis.

Jim Ryun:
CoH- end of 2Q- $301,528.34
Net Contributions- $250,064.00
Expenditures- $217,833.80
CoH- end of 3Q- $334,658.26

That's an incredible burn rate- one might say his campaign is "hemorrhaging money." In other words, the former congressman, for the second quarter in the row, raised exactly enough money to pay for the bills for his fundraising efforts. Ah, but that's not even really true- Ryun's report shows he still owes more than $43,000 for things like...stamps. Oh, also, he paid himself more than $3,000 in mileage reimbursements and the like. That's on top of the almost $11,000 he paid himself last quarter. Ladies and gentlemen, met the fiscal conservative in the race.

Lynn Jenkins:
CoH- end of 2Q- $286.068.88
Net contributions- $115,406.59 (plus $2,735.43 in interest on the checking account)
Expenditure- $43,442.17
CoH- end of 3Q- $360,768.73

After last quarter ($300K raised with a little help from $101K from her pocket) this quarter is pretty dang disappointing. She's not spending crazy like Ryun, so she's got some money in the ban. She's still in the game to play, but with PAC contributions coming from organizations like Republican Majority for Choice one has to wonder if she has the right equipment to play in a Kansas Republican primary. Note: Lynn also, strangely, reimbursed herself $3,100 for mileage and travel- even more than Jim did this quarter.

Congresswoman Nancy Boyda:
CoH- end of 2Q- $346,903.98
Net contributions- $171,145.71
Expenditure- $57,630.77
CoH- end of 3Q- $460, 448.29

A Democrat shouldn't be able to outraise a Republican anywhere in the country, let alone in Kansas- but Congresswoman Boyda did just that, besting Jenkins by $53,000. Of course, Ryun did out strip both of them when it comes to bringing money in, but Boyda showed both Republicans how to manage money. Not giving herself a dime, Boyda ended the quarter with just shy of $100,000 more in the bank than Jenkins.

I'm certain the "other side" will harp about the amount PAC money Boyda received this quarter, but there are a couple of things to keep in mind: more than half of her money came from individuals, and the PAC money she did take was from organizations like the International Brotherhood of Firefighters and the National Community Pharmacists. Say what you want, but those are organizations I'm proud support our congresswoman.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

"A Democrat shouldn't be able to out raise a Republican anywhere in the country"

Please. With Democrats in control of Congress, there is no Democrat who shouldn't be able to out raise a Republican (at least for Congress).

Nice spin.

Anonymous said...

Nancy Boyda blows, good luck with your blog

Anonymous said...

Boyda doesn't have to reimburse herself mileage or anything else from her campaign account because the taxpayers are paying for a lot through her congressional office budget.

Anonymous said...

While the reports are filled with excellent news for Boyda, the same can't be said for her two Republican rivals. Huge spending, both to raise out-of-state money and to pay themselves shows exactly why neither of the two R's running can be trusted to handle a budget.
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Nancy doesn't have to pay for out-of-state fundraising .... the special interest groups and PACs are taking care of that and of course there is the insider Washington DC money from the DNC.

Tell us how many contributors and the amounts of money came from outside Kansas for the Congresswoman.

Anonymous said...

I don't see where Jenkins has spent a ton of money or raised a bunch out of state. As far as reimbursements, Jenkins doesn't use her office as a campaign HQ like Boyda is doing on our tax payer dollars.

Anonymous said...

boyda's campaign office is in the Jayhawk Walk in Topeka..the congressional office is in the GEM Building in Topeka

Anonymous said...

Nancy,
Can you spot me 50 bucks until I get paid on Friday?

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