FOLLOWING MONEY IN 2016 PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS

Sunday, April 17, 2011

FOLLOWING MONEY IN ARIZONA'S POLITICS: Gabrielle Giffords, Ben Quayle Raising Money Fast Out of Gate; Five Of AZ's Eight Reps' Reports Are Up

Not sure how the FEC places candidates' reports up on its website - but only five of Arizona's eight Representatives have their 1st quarter campaign finance reports posted so far.  The biggie is not yet up - Jeff Flake's $1 million plus gathered in the six weeks after he announced his candidacy for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Jon Kyl.

Of the ones that are up, Reps. Gabrielle Giffords (D-CD8) and Ben Quayle (R-CD3) are far out-pacing their colleagues.  Rep. Ed Pastor (D-CD4) has the most cash in the bank.  Here are the thumbnails.

Giffords - who has been recovering from the January 8 attempted assassination - received $357,737.69 in contributions, spent $87,025.79, and has $556,013.14 in the bank (as of March 31, 2011).  Approximately $240,000 of the contributions are from PACs and from colleagues in the House.

Quayle may be the biggest surprise.  The freshman has raised $210,447.43, spent only $29,413.84, and has $188,865.73 cash on hand.

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-CD1) has gathered $84,575.00, spent $26,083.23, and has $65,069.11 in the bank.  He defeated Ann Kirkpatrick last Fall, and she recently announced her intent to try to win the seat back. Her statement of candidacy was filed with the FEC on April 1, 2011, so she did not have to file a quarterly report.

Pastor received $47,683.63 in contributions and spent $33,576.26.  That $14,000 net swells his bank balance to $1,376.490.15.

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-CD7) doubled his cash on hand during the quarter, to $54,722.23.  He spent $27,717.76 and raised $53,402.22.

Besides Flake, the reports for Reps. Trent Franks (R-CD2) and David Schweikert (R-CD5) are not yet posted.

By the way, if you spot anything noteworthy in these reports, please do not hesitate to either post a comment or shoot me an e-mail (info@arizonaspolitics.com).  Thanks!

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