NY-23: 86 Percent of Owens’ Contributions From Outside District

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Tuesday, November 03, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Here’s a follow up to my post yesterday on NY-23 Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman’s outside-of-the-district fundraising, which came in at a remarkable 95 percent. Today I crunched the Federal Election Commission numbers for Democratic candidate Bill Owens. Nearly 86 percent of his contributions came from outside the 23rd Congressional District in upstate New York. Only $121,596 of $843,441 actually came from potential constituents. That money flowed in from 21 states, compared to Hoffman’s 35 states.

Owens’ biggest single donor was the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which contributed a total of $92,416 to his campaign — about 11 percent of the total. It’s a hefty sum, but not particularly surprising considering the source. As I pointed out yesterday, Hoffman received more than one-third of his campaign funds ($265,341) from his single largest donor, the Washington-based Club of Growth, which chipped in $83,260. That an independent advocacy group could almost match a national party’s fund is impressive, but could it work as a national strategy? 2010 is just around the corner.

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Swami_Binkinanda
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 8:27 pm

I believe it is Club for Growth(s). Cancerous growths.


strangely_enough
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 9:51 pm

Hair Club for Growth.


brendanm
Comment posted November 5, 2009 @ 1:52 am

Mike Huckabee called them the Club for (Democratic) Growth. Then he lost the nomination, and now he has been sucking up to them for months.


brendanm
Comment posted November 5, 2009 @ 6:52 am

Mike Huckabee called them the Club for (Democratic) Growth. Then he lost the nomination, and now he has been sucking up to them for months.


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