Well, he was nearly a week late, but Republican Luke Puckett finally filed his second quarter fundraising report with the FEC last night. Let's take a look at the raw numbers: $15,850 raised from 4/17-6/30 and under $49K raised to date.
The small silver lining for the deadline-challenged candidate is his $171,000 cash-on-hand total (most of which came from a personal loan), but that's still well behind Donnelly's $1 million war chest. This one is starting to look even bleaker for the GOP.
In other FEC filing news, Regina Thomas, who unsuccessfully challenged John Barrow in the GA-12 Democratic primary, finally filed an FEC report, although it was one that only covered the period from 6/20 through 6/30 instead of the pre-primary period as required by FEC regulations. Curiously, Thomas reported only having raised $20K to date, even though I recall her having raised nearly $42K on Actblue before July 1st.
But at least she's not as hapless as the geniuses over at the Bill Sali (R-ID) campaign, who still haven't filed a second quarter fundraising report a week after filing this message with the FEC:
I am unable to file the 2nd quarter 2008 FEC report, as FEC technical support is still attempting to fix the Sali for Congress data file. I first attempted to upload a file to the FEC site on June 6. I again tried on June 9, using the new FEC software update, without success. I then sent FEC technical support a copy of the Sali for Congress FEC file. FEC technical support is still attempting to fix the file so that it may be uploaded. I am in regular contact with FEC technical support and the FEC analyst, in an effort to resolve this matter.