campaign fundraising

Flexing their fundraising muscles, the campaign to re-elect Democratic Governor Steve Beshear announced it has raised $1.5 million for the general election, giving the incumbent a comfortable war chest in the contest against Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith.

The governor is running with former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson and was unopposed in the Democratic primary.  He raised about $4.9 million during the primary and has about $500,000 on hand. Beshear campaign manager Bill Hyers says those figures show the governor has support from “every corner of the commonwealth.”

Williams , who is running with agriculture commissioner Richie Farmer, reported raising $700,000 at an event last week featuring Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour. The GOP nominee is expected to file his 30-day post-primary financial report soon.

Galbraith has until August to turn in signatures to get on the ballot and is not required to file a report until his candidacy is official.

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Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour to Headline Williams Fundraiser

by admin May 19, 2011

Kentucky Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams has confirmed that Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour will be the keynote speaker at a summer fundraising event in Lexington. A former Republican National Committee chairman, Barbour was a rumored presidential candidate, but declined a bid for the White House in April. Barbour e has been described as one of […]

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UPDATE: P’Pool Flexes Fundraising Output, Conway Camp Responds

by admin May 10, 2011

Running unopposed in the primary election, Republican candidate for attorney general and Hopkins County Attorney Todd P’Pool raised an impressive $114,335, according to the latest campaign finance reports. The 15-day reporting period is the last filing before the May 17 primary and stretches from April 15 through May 1. Records show during that time P’Pool […]

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Moffett Amends Finance Report

by admin April 22, 2011

After initially showing a negative balance of $513 at the end of first quarter fundraising, Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett amended his contribution records to reflect $11,361 on hand. On Wednesday, Moffett’s opponent, state Senate President David Williams, mocked the Tea Party backed candidate during a debate in Bowling Green, suggesting Moffett was unfit to […]

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Williams Lectures Moffett on Campaign Finance Reports

by admin April 21, 2011

After his campaign reported a negative balance of $513 in first quarter fundraising, Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett received a lecture on fiscal responsibility from state Senate President David Williams during a recent debate. For months, Moffett, a Louisville businessman backed by the Tea Party, has preached fiscal restraint and slammed state lawmakers over government […]

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Williams Raises Close to $500,000

by admin April 20, 2011

Outpacing his primary opponents, Republican gubernatorial candidate and state Senate President David Williams has raised $446,943 in the first quarter. A fundraising report released by the campaign Wednesday shows Williams, who is running with Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, has raised a total of $1.2 million in the three-way GOP contest. Earlier this week, Democratic Gov. […]

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Despite Poor Fundraising Holsclaw Remains Confident

by admin April 20, 2011

Trailing by more than 30-points in the polls, Republican gubernatorial candidate and Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw says she is still a contender despite meager campaign contributions. On Tuesday, Holsclaw’s campaign reported she raised only $22,774 in the first quarter of the three-way GOP primary contest against state Senate President David Williams and Louisville businessman […]

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Moffett ‘Money Bomb’ Is a Dud

by admin April 6, 2011

Money troubles continue for Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett after his two-day “money bomb” failed to reach its $300,000 goal.

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Bunning Says Fundraising Improving

by Rick Howlett April 21, 2009

U.S. Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky says fundraising for his re-election bid is picking up and he doesn’t think he’ll need as much money as originally thought to win a third term in office next year. The Republican told reporters Tuesday that two recent fundraisers in Kentucky brought in about $125,000. Still, for an incumbent, […]

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