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CD10: Garamendi outraises Harmer almost 2 to 1

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Friday, October 23rd, 2009 at 3:47 pm in 2009 CD10 special election, 2010 election, Congressional District 10.

David Harmer

David Harmer

John Garamendi

John Garamendi

Federal election reports filed as of midnight last night show Democratic Lt. Governor John Garamendi significantly outpaced his Republican opponent David Harmer in fundraising for the 10th Congressional District seat.

Garamendi has raised $938,788, nearly double that of Harmer at $489,006.

The election is Nov. 3.

In other details in the report, Harmer received 91 percent of his contributions from individuals rather than political parties or political action committees. Garamendi reported 78 percent of his donations came from individuals while remainder came from PACs and political committees.

As of the the close of filing, Garamendi had in the bank $133,288 and $34,400 in debts. Harmer reported $59,987 in cash on hand and $45,214 in debts.

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  • Ralph Hoffmann, Guest Columnist

    “Money is the Mother’s Milk of Politics.” It look’s as if Garamendi has Harmer beaten two breasts to one.

  • Ralph Hoffmann, Guest Columnist

    By this standard, the three minor party candidates all have Double Mastectomies. But as James Thurber put it, “Don’t count your boobies until they are hatched.”

  • Mary Jo

    Garamendi will get bored with this job too and move out of the district — whoops!

  • 4Antioch

    Yep, no surprise that money is pouring in from liberal groups supporting Obama’s social programs to Garamendi.

    Sometimes, being in political office too long (and in too many offices) is not a good thing.

    May Jo, you said it best :)

  • BJD

    Wait, Didn’t Harmer run for congress in Utah? Isn’t he just as big of a carpet bagger?

    I wonder how much of his money comes from Utah.

  • Tom Benigno

    Concerned:
    I wonder if he is related to any of the “Donner Party” group. What do they call those people, cannibals? You say what? They call them Lawyers.