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New fundraising figures in hot House races

By Josh Richman
Monday, April 16th, 2012 at 5:31 pm in 2012 Congressional Election, campaign finance, Jerry McNerney, John Garamendi, Pete Stark, U.S. House.

Candidates have filed campaign-finance reports to the Federal Election Commission for the first quarter of 2012. Here’s a round-up of the news from the more vibrant races in or near the Bay Area:

15th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, raised $60,255 and spent $90,299 in the first quarter, and had $551,341.79 cash on hand with no outstanding debts as of March 31.

Dublin City Councilman and Alameda County prosecutor Eric Swalwell, also a Democrat, raised $100,930.24 and spent $96,592.16 in the first quarter, and had $93,311.05 cash on hand with $8,572.50 in outstanding debts as of March 31.

A report from Hayward businessman Chris Pareja, a conservative independent, wasn’t available Monday. “We filed last week, but noticed some of our supporting documentation was not included in the package,” he said. “I have notified the FEC that we identified the situation and are amending our report. It may be tomorrow or the next day before I can email you the info.”

Attorney and former Obama Administration official Ro Khanna of Fremont – who’d raised a startling $1.2 million in the last quarter of 2011, but said he wouldn’t run this year if Stark did – raised $15,929 and spent $41,266.10 in the first quarter of 2012, and had $1,109,715.90 cash on hand with $58.50 in outstanding debts as of March 31.

State Sen. Ellen Corbett, D-San Leandro – who had explored a run in the 15th Congressional District this year but instead chose to finish her state Senate term in 2014 – raised $7,800 and spent $51,585.51 in the first quarter, and had $103,947.94 cash on hand with no outstanding debts as of March 31.

9th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, raised $264,592.85 and spent $108,140.08 in the first quarter, and had $937,802.55 cash on hand and $20,694.46 in unpaid debts as of March 31.

Lodi law student Ricky Gill, a Republican, raised $308,070.08 and spent $104,035.41 in the first quarter, and had $988,585.80 cash on hand with $179,151.91 in unpaid debts as of March 31.

Tech executive John McDonald of Mountain House, another Republican, raised $6,695.98 and spent $13,467.06 in the first quarter, and had $28,736.48 cash on hand and $25,300 (the amount he personally has loaned his campaign) in unpaid debts as of March 31.

3rd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, raised $261,183.09 and spent $308,387.76 in the first quarter, and had $255,448.26 cash on hand with $14,324.18 in outstanding debts as of March 31.

Colusa County Supervisor Kim Vann of Arbuckle, a Republican, raised $120,504.99 and spent $93,967.47 in the first quarter, and had $216,646.14 cash on hand with $5,409.97 in outstanding debts as of March 31.

United Airlines pilot and Air Force reservist Rick Tubbs of Vacaville, another Republican, raised $16,492.44 and spent $23,591.01 in the first quarter, and had $5,391.41 cash on hand and $11,622.23 (all of which he personally loaned his campaign) in outstanding debts as of March 31.

Retired U.S. Marine Charles Schaupp of Esparto, another Republican, raised $610 and spent $27,792.78 in the first quarter, and had $5,223.75 cash on hand and $50,179.32 (including $50,000 he personally loaned his campaign) in outstanding debts as of March 31.

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  • Rick K.

    Bye, bye “Live Shot” Garamendi. His sordid history of nepotism and cronyism will at last catch up with him in 2012. The voters of the 3rd District rejected Garamendi when he ran for Lt. Governor in 2006. Citizens of Davis will be outraged when they figure out that his 30-something year-old son John Garamendi, Jr. got a $210,000 a year UC Merced job around when he sat on the UC Merced Foundation board. UC Davis students pay higher tuition and UC Davis staff and faculty face salary cuts and layoffs because career politicians like Garamendi install their progeny in cushy UC executive jobs. Occupy protestors will be incensed when they learn the details of the Executive Life scandal and Garamendi’s mysterious “Washington, DC investment partner” corporate job from 1998-2001. See Forbes magazine expose in 1999:
    http://www.forbes.com/global/1999/1227/0226024a.html Fellow Democrats expose Garamendi’s failings. Attorney General Bill Lockyer criticized Garamendi’s role in the Exec Life scandal; Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom criticizes Garamendi’s failure to create a state economic development plan during his 3 years as “Chairman, California Economic Development Commission” as Lt. Governor. Garamendi was first elected to the California Assembly in 1974 — he is the quintessential “career politician” who is responsible for today’s dysfunctional government. Kim Vann would be a breath of fresh air if she replaces Garamendi in Congress.