Welcome! Login | Register
 

The Scoop: Michelle Obama’s Raimondo Video Message, Gorbea’s New Ad, and More—Welcome back to The Scoop, the 4 p.m.…

Hospital Association of Rhode Island Releases Joint Statement on Ebola Preparedness—The Hospital Association of Rhode Island (HARI) has…

RI GOP Official Talan Endorses Elorza for Mayor; Harrop Responds—Dave Talan, Corresponding Secretary for the RI GOP,…

Michael Riley: Projo, Elorza and Cianci are all Blind to Reality—Recently the Providence Journal endorsed Jorge Elorza over…

Guest MINDSETTER™ Ken Block Vote YES on Question 3—Rhode Island citizens have every reason to vote…

5 Good Things That Happened To The Patriots This Weekend—Pats relaxed as good things happened for them.

The Scoop: Magaziner Calls Almonte a Liar, Cianci Blasts Harrop’s Elorza Donation, and More—Welcome back to The Scoop, the 4 p.m.…

GoLocal Interviews Ian Anderson - Jethro Tull Founder Coming to PPAC Next Week—Another in a line of epic rock shows…

Hodgson Blasts Kilmartin For Breaking Crime Lab Promise—Republican candidate for Attorney General candidate Dawson Hodgson…

Simmons to Deliver Lecture for Brown’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice Opening—Brown University President Emerita Ruth J. Simmons will…

 
 

The Scoop: Raimondo Set to Break Quarterly Fundraising Record

Friday, October 11, 2013

 

Welcome to The Scoop, the 4 p.m. report on everything politics in Rhode Island – the inside daily report exclusively on GoLocalProv.com.

Raimondo Set to Break Fundraising Record for a Quarter

GoLocal has learned that likely 2014 gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo posted a record-breaking third quarter of fundraising in the financial period ending Sept. 30.

According to members of Raimondo’s team, the State Treasurer raised over $400,000 last quarter, which began on July 1 and ended Sept. 30.

Although the Raimondo camp has not released the exact figures yet, an estimate of $400,000 would bring Raimondo total cash on hand to more than $2.46 million, which would be the most money a candidate running for state office in Rhode Island has ever finished a three-month period with.

Raimondo finished the last fundraising period (April 1 through June 30) with $2,063,548 on hand after raising $399,420.

The news comes just one day after The Scoop reported that a recent gubernatorial primary poll commissioned by Angel Taveras—which showed the Providence Mayor with a commanding lead—might have strengthened Raimondo’s recent fundraising efforts.

In comparison, Frank Caprio—who was the gubernatorial fundraising leader in 2010—posted his best quarterly period from April 1 through June 30, 2010 when he raised $320,789. After expenses, that brought his campaign total to $1,742,505.

Although Raimondo’s fundraising tally is record-setting on a state level, U.S. Senator Jack Reed currently has more money in his re-election war chest. In fact, Reed—who is seeking his fourth term—raised more than $704,411 during the three-month period ending June 30, which, after expenses, brought his fundraising total to $2,566,703.

Look for more specific financial information to be revealed later this month, as candidates are required to submit their third quarter fundraising by Oct. 31.

Despite the deadline being weeks away, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung released his third quarter fundraising totals on Thursday. Fung, who launched an exploratory committee for governor last month, raised roughly $102,000—bringing his fundraising total to more than a quarter of a million dollars.

Taveras, who has yet to release his third quarter fundraising figures, finished the last quarter with $692,590.12 cash on hand.

Source of data: ricampaignfinance.com

See More Scoops Below

If you have a scoop for The Scoop, please email it to news@GoLocalProv.com

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.