Tuesday, April 15, 2014

1st QUARTER CAMPAIGN FINANCE ROUND-UP, #AZ01: Incumbent Kirkpatrick Widens Money Lead, Kiehne Is Closest Challenger

(Updated, 4/16/14 9:45am: Table and article have been updated to include money raised as part of joint fundraising committees - see note below table.  Also have added where candidates have lent money to their campaigns.)

In hotly-contested Congressional District 1, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick continues to raise and stockpile more money than her three GOP challengers combined.  Although state lawmaker Adam Kwasman's report is not yet available (the only Arizona House candidate who does not have his or her report up), it is unlikely that he out-raised state House Speaker Andy Tobin and/or rancher Gary Kiehne.

Kirkpatrick raised $309,669 in the first three months of 2014, and has $1,036,178 in the bank as of March 31.  Kiehne started the year with more cash on hand than Tobin and Kwasman, although he had lent the campaign $100,000.  He raised $66,342 this quarter, compared to $126,224 for Tobin; he lent another $1000,000 to the campaign on March 29.  The loans explain why he has more money in the bank than Tobin ($274K compared to $213K).

Tobin and Kirkpatrick both participated in joint fundraising events with other candidates - that added $12,000 to Kirkpatrick's coffers, and Tobin reaped $17,715 from a joint fundraiser headlined by House Speaker John Boehner.

Here is the basic chart, along with links to each candidate's report.  Arizona's Politics will follow-up with more detailed reports as needed.
Note: "PACs" column includes monies raised by joint fundraising committees. Even though much of those funds may constitute contributions from individuals, it is not being included in the "Individuals" column because PACs may contribute to them and because it could permit individuals to donate more than the (still-currently-existing) limit that may be given to a particular candidate by an individually.
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