Here’s a summary of the campaign finance reports filed on October 16, 2010 for candidates for United States Congress from the fourth district of Kansas, Democrat Raj Goyle and Republican Mike Pompeo.
Third quarter Election cycle Goyle Pompeo Goyle Pompeo Opening balance 749,493 286,032 0 0 Contributions 368,902 921,943 1,624,308 1,877,030 Expenditures 776,772 692,669 1,283,027 1,341,724 Cash balance 341,623 535,306 341,623 535,306
The “third quarter period” was from July 15, 2010 to September 30, 2010.
Pompeo raised much more — 2.5 times as much — than Goyle during this period, which was necessary as Pompeo was engaged in a competitive primary election and spent nearly all his funds in that effort. For the entire election cycle, the amounts raised are fairly close.
For expenditures during this reporting period, Goyle spent slightly more — about 12 percent more — than Pompeo.
Going forward, Pompeo has a cash balance (as of September 30) $193,683 (57 percent) greater than Goyle.
Soon the campaigns will start filing reports of contributions received almost daily as last-minute contributions are received.