MA-05: Ogonowski Third in Q2 Fundraising

Jim Ogonowski has beat three of the five Democrats in fundraising for the second quarter of 2007.  This is an amazing development.  Ogonowski started this race with NO fundraising organization in place and still has yet to fill the position of finance director and yet raised more money than two incumbent state representatives and a sitting City Councillor, all of which have long time political organizations. 

In addition most of Ogonowski’s fundraising came in June, after he retired from the Air Force.  There was early money from friends but the bulk of the $168k he reported came in one month.

Here are the fundraising numbers as reported to the Federal Election Commission

Q2#1 – Niki Tsongas
Q2 Receipts: $669,877.88
Q2 Expenditures: $414,981.23
Cash on Hand 7/1/07:$563,418.92

Total Raised:$1,001,587.88
Total Spent: $437,468.96
Total PAC/Other Political Committe money: $22,059.90
Total Candidate Self Financed: $0

Q2#2 – Barry Finegold
Q2 Receipts: $413,377.05
Q2 Expenditures: $274,361.88
Cash on hand 7/1/07:$450074.27

Total Raised: $724,382.05
Total Spent: $275,163.32
total PAC/Other Political Committee Money: $19,850
Total Candidate Self Financed.

Q2#3 – Jim Ogonowski
Jim has only raised money in Q2 so his Q2 and total numbers are the same.

Total Raised: $168,457.91
Total Spent: $56,750.93
Cash on Hand 7/1/07:$111,706.98
Total PAC/other Committee Money:$0
Candidate Self Financed: $0.00

Q2#4 – Eileen Donoghue
Q2 Receipts: $158,935
Q2 Expenditures: $292,673.57
Cash on Hand 7/1/07: $279,141.43

Total raised: $247,185
Total spent: $292,673.57
Total PAC/other committee money: $5000
Total Cadidate Self financed: $325,000

Q2#5 – Jamie Eldridge
Q2 Receipts: $158,254.38
Q2 Expenditures: $117,480.56
Cash on Hand 7/1/07: $140,748.41

Total raised: $267,660.38
Total spent: $119,661.97
Total PAC/other committee money: $7550.00
Candidate Self Financed: $0.00

Q2#6 – James Miceli
Q2 Receipts: $4,140
Q2 Expenditures: $5122.76
Cash on hand 7/1/07: $9610.24

Total Raised: 14,840
Total Spent: 5,229.76
*Miceli’s Treasurer misunderstood Cycle to date numbers and used the numbers from Q1 as cycle to date. I added Q1 and Q2 report numbers.

Q2#7 – Tom Tierney – DID NOT FILE as of 11:28 pm 7/15/07

According to the Lowell Sun Tom Tierney raised a total of zero dollars and self financed $2000.  He has not filed an electronic report.

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