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AD15: Buchanan holds big money lead

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 at 1:39 pm in 2010 election.

Abram Wilson

Abram Wilson

Joan Buchanan

Joan Buchanan

Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo, posted a major financial lead over GOP nominee Abram Wilson in campaign finance reports filed yesterday.

Buchanan reported $301,331 in the bank and $92,200 in contributions between May 23 and June 30, the last reporting period.

Wilson, in contrast, showed a bank balance of $163,376 and raised $25,529 in the last period. He personally loaned his campaign $17,900.

The incumbent has not dipped into her own wallet, despite her willingness to do so in the past. Buchanan spent $800,000 of her own money on her failed 10th Congressional District special election primary in 2009.

Wilson is challenging Buchanan in the Nov. 2 general election.

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  • John W

    Surprising. I’d think the GOP would be pulling out all the stops to win back a Bay Area Assembly seat; especially in a year when they have an excellent chance to do it.

  • Pat the Patriot

    How much of Joan’s money comes from special interests and unions? She certainly should be getting hefty checks from them for all the heavy lifting she’s been doing with her term.

  • anonymous

    Pat,

    Wilson: http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=122391

    Buchanon: http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=122141

    Information is as of March, with a good chunk yet to be coded by industry/interest group, but still an interesting view for the curious.

  • Patriot Pat

    So basically it’s Wilson’s individual donors and some corporate money vs. Joan’s paid off unions, insurance companies, and Democratic candidates?

    Sounds about right.