According to Lynn Jenkins Campaign, she will report somewhere north of $300,000 (no exact number provided) raised in the second quarter with approximately $285,000 cash on hand.
Those are both impressive numbers for Jenkins as she has pulled within $16,000 of Ryun in the cash available to spend category.
Will be interesting to know how much of Jenkins money is primary only money. Ryun reported that nearly all of his was.
Also, while I tagged Ryun for spending too much last quarter (I have a hunch some vendors may have held their bills for him from the first quarter until early April, which drove up second quarter spending), Jenkins spending is very low considering she seems to have paid staff and fundraising expenses to account for. Just as I believe Ryun probably was helped by bills that conveniently came in after April 1, I suspect Jenkins will have some bills for July that actually were to pay for earlier expenses.
That certainly doesn't take away anything from an impressive showing for Jenkins. She has certainly met the first important threshold of the race. The next test for her is whether she can sustain (or improve as Ryun did) in her next quarter of fundraising.
Can't wait to review each report in depth.
Also, I must say that so far $925,000 has been raised in just 6 months to oust Nancy Boyda. I'd say that's a pretty good reflection of the kind of job she's doing in (not) representing our interests. At this pace, Boyda would have nearly $4 million raised against her. Regardless of who emerges from this primary, our chances are good to retake this seat.
Dedicated to the proposition that Nancy Boyda is a one termer.