Friday, July 16, 2010

Barletta Lead Kanjorski In Fundraising This Quarter

In this article by Andrew Seder it was disappointing to read the headline. Instead of highlighting that Lou Barletta outraised Paul Kanjorski this quarter in campaign contributions the headline reads "Carney, Kanjorski rolling up fundraising leads".

You will find this statement buried in the article.

Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta received $15,482 more than 13-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski, D-Nanticoke the past quarter.

A significant fact left out of Seder's report is that Paul Kanjorski is over $1 million behind in fundraising when you compare his "Cash On Hand At Close Of Reporting Period" highlighted in this report. On the July, 2008 report Kanjorski states there was $2,174,387.47 on hand. On the July, 2010 report Kanjorski only has $1,058,311.12 on hand.

If you look at Carney's figures he has $792,891.83 on hand this quarter according to this July, 2010 report .

For the same report in 2008 he had $1,149,388.00 on hand or a 32% reduction.

That fact points to the difficulty being reported in the national media that Democrats are having a difficult time fundraising this year. In the words of Joe Biden I believe a 32% and a 50% reduction between 2008 and 2010 is a "big **** deal".

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