I finally got around to looking at the 30 day out finance reports for the two major parties in Harris County. And as expected, the Harris County Democratic Party is well funded while the Harris County Republican Party is, shall we say, not.
|Harris County Political Party 30 day Campaign Finance|
|Raised||$ 231,904.11||$ 2,770.00|
|Spent||$ 105,552.32||$ 1,240.00|
|Cash on Hand 9/24||$ 161,360.27||$ 1,760.05|
|Period||(7/1/20 – 9/24/20)||(8/3/20 – 9/24/20)|
So, if you are one of the ones asking why there isn’t much activity from the HCRP via traditional communication avenues, I think you have your answer. Note the different reporting periods – that reflects the date that Keith Nielsen took over as chair of the HCRP.
Those numbers are from the County Executive Committee reports required by the state and do not include Federal reports. They are just as lopsided but there is one very interesting entry on the HCRP’s report filed yesterday.
|BILL GATES||10230 NE POINTS DR SUITE 200
KIRKLAND, Washington 98033
|GATES FOUNDATION / CO-CHAIRMAN||CONTRIBUTION||09/29/2020||5000.00||5000.00|
$5,000 from Bill Gates? Huh. Who’d a thunk it?
If you are a Republican in Harris County, you’d better be out there doing non-traditional campaigning if you want your candidates to have a prayer.
In Shoreacres, we had a golf cart Trump parade!