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Mayoral Campaign Finance Report Highlights

April 28th, 2010 by jake · 4 Comments

You heard that right – it’s campaign finance nerd time.

Let’s take a look at what our mayoral candidates have filed in their quarterly reports with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.

Jim King’s KREF Report

  • $14,680 raised
  • $510,439.89 spent
  • $790,000 from King

Contribution Highlights:

  • Jon Ackerson $1,000
  • Dennis Horlander $100
  • David James $250
  • George Unseld $1,000
  • Appriss Inc PAC $500
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 110 $1,000

Disbursement Highlights:

  • $1,271 on telephone service
  • $47,730.25 on field staff
  • $59,095.49 on other staff
  • $39,859.69 on consulting
  • $3,633.79 on printing
  • $310,590.99 on advertising and media
  • $3,558.20 for website expenses
  • $1,200 to NGP Software
  • $4,760 for polling and research
  • $22,869.89 for postage

Tyler Allen’s KREF Report

  • $120,133.87 raised
  • $67,360.13 spent
  • $100,000 contributed by Allen himself

Contribution Highlights:

  • James Moore $200
  • Joe McGowan $1,000
  • Steve Magruder $25
  • Jeff Rodgers $200
  • David Kaplan $200
  • David Morse $500
  • Steve Wiser $200
  • Mimi Zinniel $100

Disbursement Highlights:

  • $24,545.94 for Fundraising & Fundraising Staff
  • $1,880 for Yard Signs
  • $3,271.12 for Research
  • $2,369 for Printing

View reports for the other candidates – except Greg Fischer – after the jump… Fischer avoided transparency and filed his report in a manner that prevents information from being open to public scrutiny…

David Tandy’s KREF Report

  • $92,599 raised this quarter
  • $14,354 in unitemized ($100 or less) contributions
  • $3,000 from Political Action Committees
  • $169,209.62 spent this quarter
  • $26,168.04 cash on hand

Notable Contributions

  • Tom Barrow $300
  • Ronel Brown $100
  • Honi Goldman $110.07
  • State Rep. Derrick Graham $250
  • Kathy Hinko $300
  • Devone Holt $250
  • David Jones $1,000
  • Keidra King $500
  • Kenya McGruder $125
  • Kerry Morgan $250
  • Tony Newberry $500
  • Brooke Pardue $50
  • Marci Perelmuter $400
  • Alicia Sells $1,000
  • Bill Stone $100
  • Bill Summers $100
  • Barrett Tasman $825
  • Shawn Tasman $250
  • Fran Yarmuth $1,000
  • Bob Yarmuth $500
  • Bill Yarmuth $1,000

Notable Disbursements

  • $585.65 on website/design
  • $5,188 on office supplies & printing
  • $64,200 consulting
  • $55,514.60 on other staff
  • $16,268.28 on research & polling
  • $3,409.29 on dining & catering
  • $1,834.55 on travel
  • $11,000 advertising & media
  • $2,400 to NGP Software
  • $263 for accounting
  • $1,848 on postage

Chris Thieneman’s KREF Report

  • $35,598.05 raised
  • $94,537.73 spent
  • $100,000 contributed by Thieneman

Contribution Highlights:

  • Stephen Wiser $100 (also gave to Tyler Allen)
  • Renay Davis $100 (Doug Hawkins’ Aide, trying to take Vicki Welch’s Council seat)
  • Joe Corradino $1,000
  • Frank Simon $500
  • Paul Coomes $100

Disbursement Highlights:

  • $23,175.86 for his website (!!! – wow – he got mega ripped off)
  • $3,458 for Accounting (What the crap? Who pays an accountant for something your staff can do with ease and for free?)
  • $25,329.42 for Printing
  • $15,001.70 to Campaign Manager Michael Wray
  • $7,500 for other staff
  • $8,068 for Advertising
  • $250 for a speech coach

Hal Heiner’s KREF Report

  • $415,779 raised
  • $472,431.63 spent
  • $350,000 from Heiner

Contribution Highlights:

  • Jeff Reetz $1,500 (Guess he didn’t realize he can only contribute $1,000, $500 was returned to him)
  • Steven Trager $500
  • Ed Glasscock $500
  • Rebecca Jackson $625
  • Sandra Frazier $1,000
  • Pat Day $1,000
  • Glenn Stuckel $100
  • Kevin Kramer $200
  • Bill Street $1,000
  • Ed Flint $200
  • Junior Bridgeman $1,000
  • Stephen Haag $40
  • Paul Coomes $100
  • Robin Engel $300
  • Renay Davis $200
  • Jon Ackerson $1,000
  • Jimmy Conner $250
  • Erwin Roberts $250

Notable Disbursements:

  • $21,000 for Polling/Research
  • $16,647 to Campaign Manager Joe Burgan
  • $19,276.25 to other staff
  • $286,024 for Communications/Advertising
  • $66,348.10 for Printing
  • $8,440 to the USPS
  • $8,175 for his website

UPDATE: At the last minute (today – after I waited an entire week), of course, the Fischer report hit the KREF website. The big exception? Disbursements. Because Fischer & crew  eschew transparency in practice and filed their quarterly report in a manner reminiscent of Abramson secrecy.

  • He raised $398,368.48 this quarter
  • $25,8239 in unitemized contributions from 365 individuals
  • He spent $444,924,14 this quarter
  • He’s only got $199,338.50 on-hand at the close of reporting

Notable Contributions>

  • Brent Ackerson $800
  • Lane Adams $350
  • Dan Barbercheck of Red7E $250
  • David Blue $1,000
  • Junior Bridgeman $500
  • Carol Butler of Metro Neighborhoods scandal fame $150
  • Nicole Candler $100
  • Lindy Casebier $250
  • Tim Coury $500
  • Tom Dorman $250
  • Denise Harper Angel $250
  • Brereton Jones $500
  • Heidi Margulis $500
  • Terry McBrayer $500
  • John Timmons $1,000 (guess he’s not really going broke)
  • Bernie & Jean Trager $2,000
  • Steve Trager $1,000
  • Mark Riddle $1,000, after being ousted by the King Camp
  • Peggy Rudd $800
  • Steve Henry confidant Greg Schell $250
  • David Whitehouse $1,000
  • Virginia Woodward $500
  • Coke PAC $500
  • UAW $1,000
  • Firefighters $1,000
  • Plumbers & Pipefitters $1,000
  • $80,000 from Fischer himself

It’s a roster of East End, Willow and Frankfort establishment money.

Notable Disbursements
There are none public, as Fischer avoids transparency. He spent $444,924.14, though.

Tags: Chris Thieneman · Democrats · Greg Fischer · Jim King · Mayor's Race 2010 · Politics · Republican Party

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Blowin' in the wind // Apr 28, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Is the Joe McGowan listed under Tyler Allen’s contributions Dr. Joseph McGowan, president of Bellarmine University?

  • 2 jake // Apr 28, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Yes.

  • 3 RickyP // Apr 28, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Jake,
    Would you not be able to get that information on Fischer at the county clerks office? I thought they had to send a carbon copy there if they don’t e-file?

  • 4 jake // Apr 28, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    I could have KREF fax it to me or I could pick it up in Frankfort. But that is a hassssssssle.

    Just eye-opening that someone running a commercial about transparency would deliberately go out of his way to file in the slowest manner possible in a way that prevents disbursements from appearing on the KREF site. After previously filing electronically, of course.

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