Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

New Finance Reports in the 26th

The new financial reports are out today. Here is what they show:
Matt Lohr: $163,041 Raised ($34,056 current period), $64,219 Cash On Hand
Lowell Fulk: $159,105 Raised ($31,672 current period), $58,041 Cash On Hand

Major Donors to the Lohr campaign:
Republican Party of Virginia - $10,840 (in-kind)
House Republican Cmte. - $5115 (in-kind)
Valley Leadership Trust - $3000
Virginia Wine Wholesalers - $2000
James Sipe Jr. - $1000
Bailey's S&M Brands - $750
Chris Jones for Delegate - $750 (in-kind)
Friends of Dick Black - $600
6th District Republican Cmte. - $500
Steven Brown - $500
GOPAC - $500
Jared Scripture - $500
Victoria Simmons - $500
Elam Steiner - $500
Charles Whetzel - $400

Major Donors to the Fulk Campaign:
House Democratic Caucus - $11,398
New Leadership Virginia Fund - $3500
Rockingham Democratic Cmte. - $2000
VEA-PAC - $2000
John Edwards for (Va.) Senate - $1000
Morgan Massey - $1000
Neff Enterprises - $1000
Continuing Care Mgt. - $500
C.D. Hammer - $500
INDEPAC - $500
Don Litton - $500
Sickles for Delegate - $500
Sonjia Smith - $500
Tim & Ruth Stoltzfus - $500
Barkley Rosser - $400
Virginia AFL-CIO - $400

Major Expenses of the Lohr Campaign:
Ad Development - $12,000
Direct Mailings - $10,840

Polling - $5115
Printing Cards, T-Shirts, etc - $4793
Audrey Berkshire's salary - $2500
Fundraising (George Allen) Breakfast - $1297

Major Expenses of the Fulk Campaign:

Direct Mail - $20,961
Walsh Davis' Salary - $7500
WHSV Commercial Buy - $5980
Video Production - $4200
Kipps Lee's Salary - $2000
Aramark for Brunch - $1444
Football Program Ads - $630
T-Shirts - $512


  • At 10/18/2005 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    At first blush these donations for both sides seem typical.... but I'm sure the Republitarian is busily digging away and will have the latest scoop on how Lohr's donations are not up to snuff. I for one look foward to it!

  • At 10/18/2005 12:24 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    I imagine your assessment is correct.
    I am waiting for the "Matt Lohr is a special interest candidate".
    I am also wondering who will ask why Lohr's ad cost so much more to make than Fulk's.

  • At 10/18/2005 1:03 PM, Anonymous saywhat?? said…

    Lorh's TV ads are better made than Fulk's. They should cost more. Matt's not special interest -- he's Republican establishment.

  • At 10/18/2005 2:41 PM, Blogger republitarian said…

    Someone needs to ask Matt who got one of Cathy Slushers's kids into a Rockingham Co. school while one of her kids still goes to the city schools.

    Let's see...The fee for getting into RCS is around 700 dollars. Cathy did not pay this fee. Cathy has given almost that amount.....Mmmm. Matt just happens to be on the School Board and voted on that.

    Looks fishy, especially when Cathy brags about why she's voting for Matt. "I'm voting for him because he voted to get my daughter into the county school system.

    How's that?

  • At 10/18/2005 3:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Fulk lists 'production' and the ad buy from the station. Lohr lists 'development' which means his fee probably includes the media consultant's fee. If you watched the link to his ad, it had a quick intro that told you the name of the Democratic firm that made the ads. The firm [Fletcher Rowley and Chao] is a nationally recognized Democratic media firm that does work all over the country. It's also possible, in fact likely, that the Party paid for a good portion of the production and maybe even the media buy.


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