Friday, September 7, 2012

Kasich fundraising way ahead of Strickland's

About a month ago, new fundraising reports for state candidates were posted at the SOS website. Let's take a look at Governor Kasich's latest report.

Money raised: $1,380,204
Number of donations: 3968
Expenditures: $282,339
Balance on hand: $1,458,593

OK, so what does that mean? Are those numbers good or bad? Let's compare with Ted Strickland's numbers at the exact same point in his term.

Money raised: $422,147
Number of donations: 438
Expenditures: $245,647
Balance on hand: $600,048

So, in the same period, Kasich has raised 3 times more money from 9 times as many donors. And he has almost 2 1/2 times as much money in the bank as Strickland did when he was 18 months into his term. Hilariously enough, Ted Strickland's favorite cheerleaders over at Plunderdumb suggested just 6 months ago that Kasich was having trouble raising funds.

For the sad sack of Ohio Democrats who want to run against Kasich in 2014, these numbers send quite a message. This includes Ted Strickland himself, who looks to be the most likely challenger at this point.


  1. After the DNC convention, I think Strickland is done. US Rep. Tim Ryan is planning to run for governor.

    1. If Strickland decides to run, the ODP will back him. I think it's really up to Ted.


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