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Monday, April 03, 2006

The First Quarter's Not Over Yet in IN, NC & OH

Posted by DavidNYC

Ordinarily, the FEC's first quarterly deadline is March 31st. This means that your quarterly report is due April 15th. However, the deadline is extended in three states which have primaries soon, on May 2nd: Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio. Campaigns in those states have to submit special "pre-primary" reports on April 20th. If the first quarter deadline weren't extended, you'd have to submit back-to-back reports on the 15th and 20th - wouldn't make much sense. So the FEC allows you to consolidate both filings, which means you get to report donations received through April 12th.

This means that if you want to help boost the quarterly numbers for any campaigns in these three states, you still have some time. I can think of a number of competitive federal races: IN-02, IN-08, and IN-09; NC-11; OH-06, OH-13, OH-15, OH-18, and OH-Sen. I'm sure folks here might even suggest another race or two. And, as always, ActBlue is probably the easiest way to contribute.

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While it may not be as competitive as the ones you list, I'm sure that Barry Welsh (IN-06) is a sentimental favorite of many.

Posted by: HellofaSandwich [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 3, 2006 04:16 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Does anyone know if NC-08 is still competitive? My understanding is that Tim Dunn had the money and support, but he dropped out of the race. Does Kissel or Ortiz have chance? Bush won the district 54/46.

Posted by: CarolinaBlue [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 3, 2006 05:57 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Tim Dunn didn't have much money, and that was the problem. In the first quarter, he only raised $60k or so, which just isn't enough, and from what I've heard--things weren't getting much better in the 2nd before he dropped out. I was sorta sad to see him go (because I liked the Iraq War vet theme that we had going---but now that's pretty wittled down with Hackett, Lentz, Ashe and Dunn out [hey, that sorta sounds like a folk supergroup]), but I've heard that this other guy, Larry Kissell, has a good amount of grassroots support. That alone is not enough to make me optimistic, but it's a lot better than just a name on paper, because at the end of the day, if you don't have grassroots, you don't have much at all.

Posted by: HellofaSandwich [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 3, 2006 07:15 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Why not support the Democrat in NC 06 ?
He had six figures in the bank by the 31st (although, most as loans from the candidate)
His campaign seems to be based on being a family man vs a lifelong batchelor that may have "issues" surfacing from the past. Who knows?
I put some money on it!

Posted by: bubbleboy [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 4, 2006 11:39 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment