The Editor's Back Fence

She's in the money, honey

Tuesday August 02, 2016 - 08:57:00 PM

If you’re the kind of person who wants to vote for the candidate with the most money, Nancy Skinner’s your kinda gal. The Planet received this press release from one Parke Skelton in her campaign organization:

“Skinner with huge fundraising advantage over Swanson as campaign heads into November general election.

Nancy Skinner, who finished in first place by a wide margin in the June primary election for State Senate District 9, holds a massive fundraising edge over Sandre Swanson as the campaign heads to the general election.

The just released 6/30/16 filings in this race showed Nancy Skinner with $936,369 COH and $34,469 in debt. Swanson had just $76,448 on hand with a staggering $98,559 in debt. Swanson’s campaign is more than $22,000 in the red.

Skinner made the strategic decision to spend very little in June to preserve cash for the run-off. Swanson spent everything he had – and more. Swanson was forced to loan himself $67,000 on 6/28 just to keep the lights on in his campaign office.

Skinner’s filing can be found here:

Swanson’s filing can be found here:

You might want to click on those links to check out who contributed what to which campaign. One caught my eye up top: Skinner got $1,000 from Pepsico,Inc. Does that make Pepsi her Sugar Daddy?