The pre-primary finance reports are due to the FEC by Thursday August 23, 2007. It will be interesting to see where the candidates are. Tsongas’ fundraising is still being driven by the pro abortion group Emily’s list. Emily’s list is trying to raise a total of $2,000,000 for Nikki for the race.
Massachusetts has not elected a Democratic woman to Congress in over 35 years! Niki Tsongas is poised to end that long lock-out: she has a top-notch campaign staff and dozens of volunteers who are deeply committed to her election. But her Democratic opponents are strong fundraisers who would keenly like to win a seat they could hold for many years to come. Niki Tsongas needs help from EMILY’s List members to raise $1.5 million to win the Sept. 4 primary and another $500,000 to fend off a GOP takeover attempt in October and take her seat in Congress
It will be interesting to see where these candidates are.