Kansas first Congressional district fundraising


In the contest to raise funds for campaigns for the Republican party nomination for United States Congress from the first district of Kansas, figures released this week show four campaigns raising substantial funds, with one campaign far ahead in available funds.

The Republican candidates for this nomination and their campaign websites are physician and Kansas Senator Jim Barnett of Emporia, educator Sue Boldra of Hays, attorney and mediator Marck Cobb of Galva, farmer and Kansas Senator Tim Huelskamp of Fowler, Salina commercial real estate executive Tracey Mann, and Senator Brownback chief of staff Rob Wasinger of Cottonwood Falls.

The figures show Barnett, Mann, and Wasinger in a tight group for funds raised in the second quarter of 2010, the months of April, May, and June. Huelskamp was close behind.

In terms of cash on hand available to use in the sprint to the August 3rd primary, Huelskamp has over twice as much at his disposal. He reports $391,797 on hand, with Barnett, Mann, and Wasinger clustered around half that much cash available.

Barnett lent his campaign $100,000 last year. If he is able and willing to do this again, that would close much of the cash gap.

In a recent poll of the Kansas first district, Barnett and Mann are tied, with Huelskamp just behind, within the poll’s sampling error.

David Ray of the Huelskamp campaign says it is in a good position for the last stretch of the campaign. Its internal polling shows the candidate doing well with conservatives, a group the campaign believes is under-represented in the recent public poll.

Kansas third Congressional district Republican campaign funds for the second quarter of 2010:

              Barnett  Boldra   Huelskamp    Mann   Wasinger
Contributions 174,235   4,367    128,091   172,901  160,659
Expenditures  342,369  13,406    266,877   251,886  183,567
Cash balance  214,691  10,271    391,797   183,259  190,865


One response to “Kansas first Congressional district fundraising”

  1. sue c.

    I am so shocked by the amount of money in that district. It is almost obscene.

    Barnett is ahead in the polls, ugh! And he seems to have the most money.

    Is this always going to be this way? Are we always going to get the richest guy in Congress now? Seems so.

    Richie Rich’s in the 3 districts are winning or tied for the top ticket: Barnett, Yoder, Hartman.

    So sad that the conservative district KS-01, and the seat Jerry Moran held for years, is likely going to go to a RINO…

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