Republican Walorski leads race fundraising

Republican Jackie Walorski led fundraising in the third quarter of 2012 in the 2nd District U.S. House race, garnering $412,214.86 in contributions compared to $262,896.02 by Democrat Brendan Mullen.
Posted on Oct. 16, 2012 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Oct. 16, 2012 at 7:31 p.m.

Republican Jackie Walorski led the way in fundraising in the 2nd District U.S. House race in the third quarter, mustering $412,214.86 in contributions.

Democrat Brendan Mullen trailed in the July 1 through Sept. 30 period, reporting $262,896.02 in contributions.

Here are more numbers, courtesy of the candidates’ finance reports, due Monday, filed with the Federal Election Commission:

Ÿ Total receipts: Walorski reported a total haul for the election cycle of $1,545,316.92, $1,539,007.23 of that in the form of contributions. Mullen reported $1,077,072.87 in all, $1,066,089.87 of that contributions.

Ÿ Disbursements: The bulk of spending has thus far come in the third quarter. Walorski reported $737,650.83 in third-quarter disbursements and overall spending during the election of $1,302,447.90. Mullen spent $612,009.52 in the third quarter and had spent $851,292.93 overall.

Ÿ Leftover funds: As of Sept. 30, Walorski had $397,434.08 in funds remaining while Mullen had $225,766.55.

Ÿ The Libertarian’s haul: The FEC website did not show a third-quarter fundraising report for Libertarian candidate Joe Ruiz. The website did, however, have a summary of second-quarter fundraising, between April 1 and June 30. The figures showed Ruiz had received $3,576 in the period and spent $3,161.

In a press release Monday, Mullen said he was “excited and inspired to have the support of so many dedicated friends and families who want to see our Hoosier values of hard work, fairness and a strong middle class represented in Washington.” His campaign, he continued, is designed to “take on special interests and overcome partisan finger-pointing” to aid in job creation and other efforts.

Walorski said in a press release last week on her preliminary fundraising totals that with her haul, 2nd District residents “made it clear” they want an “independent voice” in Congress. Eighty-seven percent of her donations have come from within Indiana.

Go to http://bit.ly/R8kSQp to see Walorski’s third-quarter money report. Go to http://bit.ly/WuKZUY for Mullen’s.


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