The candidates in the runoff race for the District 7 seat on the City Council filed a new set of campaign finance reports on Friday. Incumbent Janice Arnold-Jones has twice as much cash on hand for her campaign as her opponent Diane Gibson.
Arnold-Jones Campaign Finances as of October 25, 2013:
- Contributions: $101,991.17
- Expenditures: $71,981.09
- Cash on hand: $30,010.08
- In-kind contributions: $4,586.09
In the eleven days since its earlier report, the Arnold-Jones campaign received 193 contributions totaling $37,625.00. These donations averaged about $195 each. Almost half of these most recent donors also contributed to the Richard Berry mayoral campaign in the last year.
Previously the campaign raised about $4,000 per week. This time Arnold-Jones is the only Republican on the ballot and the Nov. 19 election will decide which party controls the City Council.
The Arnold-Jones campaign spent $8,747.20 since Oct. 14. AlphaGraphics, a local printing firm, received $2,445.50. The USPS got $1,085.00. Majority Strategies, which Republicans regard “as the premier direct mail firm in the country,” received $3,123.49. High Noon Campaign Products, based in Arizona, received $1,160.00 for 15 VOIP phones and a software system.
The campaign did not receive any in-kind contributions in the last twelve days. The campaign has $30,010.08 cash on hand.
Gibson Campaign Finances as of October 25, 2013:
- Contributions: $60,859.02
- Expenditures: $45,770.00
- Cash on hand: $15,089.02
- In-kind contributions: $4,107.38
The Gibson campaign received $15,089.02 from the city for its publicly funded campaign earlier this week, almost two weeks after the Oct. 8 election. The campaign cannot receive any other contributions or matching funds, according to the city’s public financing rules.
The campaign has not reported any expenditures since Oct. 15.
The Gibson campaign collected in-kind contributions totaling $1,500 this week, after the Democratic Party of Bernalillo County sent out a request through its weekly email newsletter. Gibson asked people to make checks out to Advanced Mail Services and mail them to her house. The city election rules do not allow her to accept any more in-kind contributions.
The campaign has $15,089.02 in the bank and 24 days to spend these funds.
Social networking websites offer another measure of the two campaigns.