FOLLOWING MONEY IN 2016 PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS

Friday, April 11, 2014

REPORT: Arizona Rep. Kirkpatrick Re-Election Campaign Joins $1M-In-Bank Club (FOLLOWING MONEY IN ARIZONA'S POLITICS)

(In the past, Arizona's Politics has not published campaign "announcements" about fundraising efforts before they have filed the report with the FEC or the Arizona Secretary of State, and all of the numbers can be looked at in context.  Some campaigns have been known to "cherry pick" the favorable parts of the report and leave out the negatives.  However, this quarter, we will experiment with reporting the announcements and following up with comparing it to the actual report.  We will not update our spreadsheet, however, until the report is available.... If you would like to ensure that Arizona's Politics reports your campaign's announcement, please email it to the address listed on the top of this page.)

Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick's (D-CD1) re-election warchest now exceeds $1 Million, according to a release from her campaign.  In one of the most competitive - and one of the most spread-out - districts in the nation, that (current) advantage over all of the Republicans seeking the nomination to oppose her could be significant.

Although her first quarter report is not yet available on the FEC's website, the release states that she raised $325,000 during the first three months of 2014.  On December 31, she had $824K in the bank.

While the $1M bankroll is significant, the spending by the candidates to date - and, likely throughout the campaign - is going to be DWARFED by the amount spent on TV ads by outside groups.  Already, outside groups are running ads practically matching that dollar figure, both supporting and hammering Kirkpatrick.

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