Wednesday, October 07, 2015
MEET THE CANDIDATES NIGHT
Later this week we'll take a look at the council races. This morning we're tired so you guys can take charge. Today, you can weigh-in on last night's Meet the Candidates Night.
Did you meet the candidates last night? We did not. The Yankees were on and we have our priorities. If you did go to the Middle School last night to meet the candidates, let us know what you think. It could not have been as good as THIS Meet the Candidates Night. Those were good times. But, maybe it was a good night with some substance.
As usual, The Record covered the event in great detail.
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
The fuel that drives campaigns, at all levels of government. Lets see what's going on with our trio of candidates.
Patrick Madden has $8,767.71 left in coffers. Not bad, seeing that he had to spend his way through a primary battle. That will be good for a few more mailers.
Rodney Wiltshire has $2,2236.13 left in the account. Again, a good chunk spent battling through a primary.
Gordon wins the bank account primary, with $14,627* on tap for the remaining few weeks.
Here's the odd thing. At least, we find it odd. Wiltshire raised roughly $11,000. He has not shown any contributions since the 32 Day pre-primary report was filed. However, his expenditures include approximately $3,000 in wages.
Back in 2007, Mayor Tutunjian had over $100,000 in his campaign account. He spent over $40,000 on television ads and $10,000 in rent for his campaign headquarters. But no employees. Should nearly a third of what Team Troy raised have gone to wages? We thought this was a labor of love.
If a campaign wants to have employees, more power to them. It just seems a little extravagant for an insurgent campaign.
Is Team Troy out of steam? Are any more fundraisers planned? If not, it doesn't look like they'll have much left for a late inning push.
An in-depth look at the individual council races.
* Yet, he never picks up the check