Updated: Hassan raises $2M; Walt loans campaign $1.4M to get to near-match

CONCORD — Gov. Maggie Hassan and Republican candidate for Governor Walt Havenstein each reported raising about $2 million at today’s campaign finance reports filing deadline. The difference was that Havenstein loaned his campaign $1.4 million of his own money.

 

Hassan reported having $1.2 million in cash on hand, while Havenstein reported $1.3 million on hand.

 

The exact numbers for amount raised was $2,097,391 for Hassan and $1,989,876 for Havenstein.

 

The Hassan campaign said her number was the most raised by a gubernatorial candidate at the August reporting deadline in more than 10 years.

 

GOP candidate for governor Andrew Hemingway raised only $100,000 — $24,000 of it in a loan from his own personal funds – and reported $38,000 on hand.

 

Hemingway’s comment on his fund-raising numbers: “David Brat.” The reference was to the underfunded candidate who defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia earlier this year.

 

The numbers came in just before a new WMUR Granite State poll conducted by the UNH Survey Center showed Hassan leading Havenstein 49 to 32 percent and Hassan leading Hemingway 51 to 31 percent.

Click here and here to get to all available fundraising reports on the Secretary of State’s web site.

 

 

In other key campaign finance reports, the New Hampshire Democratic Party set a 12-year record for fundraising in an August report by a state party with $895,000 raised in this filing period and a total of $1.17 million. The party spent about $1 million of it and had cash on hand of $104,000. The previous August high was $887,000 raised by the NHGOP in 2002.
And the Senate Republican Majority PAC reported receipts of $207,000 and $172,000 on hand, which the PAC said is “the most cash-on-hand for any NH Republican Senate PAC ever.”

 

The Senate Democratic Caucus PAC reported receipts of $359,000 and cash on hand of $103,000.

 

The Committee to Elect House Democrats reported receiving a total of $134,000 so far in the campaign and had $77,000 on hand.

 

The corresponding House Republican PAC reported receipts of $88,000 and cash on hand of $55,840.

 

The Republican Governors Association Live Free PAC reported cash on hand of $1.15 million.

 

In the District 15 Democratic state Senate primary, Dan Feltes raised $67,000 and had $32,000 on hand, while Kass Ardinger raised $41,500 and had cash on hand of $20,000.

 

State Sen. Lou D’Allesandro reported receipts of $437,400 and cash on hand of $212,907, while fellow Manchester Democrat Donna Soucy reported receipts totaling $146,000 with $117,000 on hand.

 

The Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire PAC had receipts of $121,000 and $50,000 on hand.

 

Also, Republican state Senate candidate Maureen Mooney reported raising a total of $28,800 so far during the campaign and had $10,399 in cash on hand.

 

Republican Sen. David Boutin reported raising $82,000 during the last filing deadline and a total of $155,000, with $89,000 in cash on hand. Republican Sen. Sam Cataldo reported receipts of $20,000 with cash on hand of $30,000.
Republican Sen. Nancy Stiles reported raising $72,000 during the period and a total of $91,000 so far in the campaign and had $51,000 in cash on hand.

 

Republican Sen. Andy Sanborn loaned his campaign $25,000, had receipts of $86,666 and cash on hand of just less than $80,000, while GOP Sen. Jeanie Forrester had receipts of $87,000 and nearly $60,000 on hand.

 

 

District 2 Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern reported cash on hand of $73,000.

 

Democratic state Sen. Peggy Gilmour of Hollis reported receipts of $113,000 and cash on hand of $80,300, while Democratic state Senate candidate Chris Muns reported receipts of $82,000 and cash on hand of nearly $62,000.

 

Democratic state Sen. Andrew Hosmer of Franklin reported receipts of $114,000 and cash on hand of nearly $78,000, while his North Country colleague, Democratic Sen. Jeff Woodburn of Dalton reported receipts of $69,000 and cash on hand of $35,000.

 

Democratic state Senate candidate Linda Tanner reported receipts of $31,000 and cash on hand of $19,000.

 

GOP Senate candidate Eddie Edwards reported raising $16,000 and had $7,382 on hand.

 

GOP Senate candidate J.P. Marzullo reported raising a total of $12,000 so far in the campaign and had $2,650 on hand. District 8 GOP foe Jerry Little had receipts of $46,000 with $23,800 on hand.

 

District 3 Democratic Executive Council candidate Robin McLane of Portsmouth reported raising $4,693 and had $3,106 on hand. Democratic District 1 Executive Council candidate Mike Cryans reported receipts of $28,900 and cash on hand of $20,357.

 

Incumbent District 3 Republican Executive Councilor Chris Sununu had receipts of $67,938 and cash on hand of $51,492.

 

Democratic state Sen. David Pierce of Etna had receipts of $64,980 and ash on hand of $35,681.

 

District 17 Democratic state Senate candidate Nancy Fraher had receipts of $35333 and cash on hand of $25,679.

 

Republican Sen. Russell Prescott of Kingston had receipts of $38,130 and cash on hand of $24,453.

Republican state Rep. and state Senate candidate Frank Sapareto reported receiving $22,520 and had $12,000 on hand.

 

 

Author: John DiStaso

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