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ronpaulhawaii
10-05-2009, 02:18 PM
http://greenchilechatter.blogspot.com/2009/10/kokesh-raises-100000.html


Adam Kokesh raises $100,000
That's according to preliminary figures from the Kokesh campaign.

Kokesh is the Republican running against U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan. I haven't gone back and looked yet, but that sticks out as a large amount for a Republican in the 3rd Congressional District this early in the race. . .

More details later today.

specsaregood
10-05-2009, 02:23 PM
rph, you know how much his competition has on hand or had last quarter?

ronpaulhawaii
10-05-2009, 02:34 PM
will not be reported till the 15th

From his last report

NET RECEIPTS = $301,201
NET DISBURSEMENTS = $191,321

CASH = $159,965
DEBT = $127,500

COH = $32,465

THROUGH 06/30/2009

ronpaulhawaii
10-06-2009, 11:02 PM
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Local%20News/3rd-congressional-district-Kokesh-raises-cash-to-challenge-Luj-amp-aacute-


Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate Adam Kokesh of Santa Fe has raised more than $80,000 in the third quarter for his race against incumbent U.S. Rep. Ben Ray LujŠn, D-N.M.

By comparison, LujŠn raised more than $70,000 from July to September.

Both campaigns will file official FEC reports with exact numbers Oct. 15.

Kokesh's campaign said it has raised more in its first reporting period than any Republican has raised in the primary cycle in more than a decade.

Kokesh, who announced his campaign in July, started strong but still lags behind LujŠn overall in money.

For the entire election cycle so far, including a period during which he had formed an exploratory committee in May, Kokesh has raised more than $100,000 while LujŠn has amassed about $400,000, the campaigns said.

The last time a Republican held the seat in the overwhelmingly Democratic district was after the 1997 special election, which had a strong Green Party candidate. That low-turnout election was won by Bill Redmond of Los Alamos, who finished the congressional term of Bill Richardson, serving from May 1997 to January 1999, when Democrat Tom Udall won the seat.

Kokesh's campaign said 200 donations that averaged less than $100 came in during the last two days of the third quarter.

The Kokesh campaign said it is using both traditional fundraising methods — yard sales, car washes and bake sales among them — as well as the Internet to raise money.

Still, it hinted there will be challenges in raising the same amount as LujŠn.

"When the establishment, special interests, and corporate lobbyists have an interest in us losing, we have some distinct challenges in raising the funds we need to be competitive," Kokesh said in a statement.

Kokesh, 27, served in Iraq as a Marine reservist, and most recently has earned a living as a graphic designer, public speaker and organizer.

The general election is Nov. 2, 2010. So far, neither candidate has a challenger in the June primary.

LujŠn, the son of state House Speaker Ben LujŠn, was elected in the general election last year with 57 percent of the vote; Republican Dan East got 30 percent and Independent Carol Miller garnered 13 percent.

Kokesh also has a well-known father — Charles Kokesh is a venture capitalist and co-owner of the Santa Fe Horse Park.

Kevin_Kennedy
10-06-2009, 11:29 PM
We need to have a strong showing for this quarter as well. You can bet that LujŠn knows he has a fight on his hands this election and will simply try to crush Adam financially. He's already raised, if this article is correct, $300,000 more than Adam after the third quarter.

specsaregood
10-06-2009, 11:48 PM
We need to have a strong showing for this quarter as well. You can bet that LujŠn knows he has a fight on his hands this election and will simply try to crush Adam financially. He's already raised, if this article is correct, $300,000 more than Adam after the third quarter.

I think you might misunderstand the article or aren't taking the other quarters' figures into account:

It says this:


By comparison, LujŠn raised more than $70,000 from July to September.


It does say that Lujan has raised about 400k TOTAL since may.


For the entire election cycle so far, ... LujŠn has amassed about $400,000, the campaigns said.


So if you take into consideration the burn rate RPH posted earlier:


From his last report
NET RECEIPTS = $301,201
NET DISBURSEMENTS = $191,321
CASH = $159,965
DEBT = $127,500
COH = $32,465


It seems Kokesh could be very close to him in terms of cash on hand and I would bet has a significantly lesser burn rate.

Kevin_Kennedy
10-06-2009, 11:53 PM
I think you might misunderstand the article or aren't taking the other quarters' figures into account:

It says this:


It does say that Lujan has raised about 400k TOTAL since may.


So if you take into consideration the burn rate RPH posted earlier:


It seems Kokesh could be very close to him in terms of cash on hand and I would bet has a significantly lesser burn rate.

The article stated LujŠn has raised $400,000 over all. That means he's raised more than Adam by $300,000. I didn't make any comment on how much cash they may have on hand, as we really can't know for sure until the numbers come out. Regardless, LujŠn has raised 4 times as much as Adam so far which means he'll be able to spend 4 times as much as Adam.

specsaregood
10-06-2009, 11:59 PM
Regardless, LujŠn has raised 4 times as much as Adam so far which means he'll be able to spend 4 times as much as Adam.

But it doesn't mean that. Even if he has raised 4times as much; the reports show that he has already spent a large portion of it and Kokesh might actually have more cash on hand (or close). Which means they would currently be able to spend the same amount of money. And if Kokesh has a much lower burn rate, then his dollars might go further.

but we are agreement in the fact that we both want Adam to get as much as possible.

dr. hfn
10-07-2009, 12:13 AM
We seriosuly need to work to promote Kokesh for this November 5th Moneybomb. We should make a temporary Kokesh Team.

Kevin_Kennedy
10-07-2009, 12:24 AM
But it doesn't mean that. Even if he has raised 4times as much; the reports show that he has already spent a large portion of it and Kokesh might actually have more cash on hand (or close). Which means they would currently be able to spend the same amount of money. And if Kokesh has a much lower burn rate, then his dollars might go further.

but we are agreement in the fact that we both want Adam to get as much as possible.

Yes, but that means that he's already spent that money, and one would assume he's spent it in a way promoting himself.

lx43
10-07-2009, 04:50 PM
We need to raise $200 K for Kokesh this quarter.

ronpaulhawaii
10-08-2009, 09:46 AM
We need to raise $200 K for Kokesh this quarter.

+1

http://www.thisnovember5th.com/AdamKokesh.htm

Rand has pulled ahead of McBerry and Adam is one pledge behind Schiff and Simcox. This could use mass promotion, for many reasons...

We've got a few things brewing :D. For certain, we could use more people taking up the $1k Challenge. There are lots of ways to raise money and we all should be practicing more traditional fundraising methods...

More local press

http://newmexicoindependent.com/38731/kokesh-outraises-lujan-in-q3-still-trails-overall-money-race?dsq=19550097#comment-19550097


Kokesh outraises Lujan in Q3; still trails overall money race
By MATTHEW REICHBACH 10/7/09 3:03 PM
Republican 3rd Congressional District challenger Adam Kokesh, R-N.M., raised more than $80,000 in the fundraising quarter that ended on September 30 — more than the $70,000 that incumbent Ben Ray LujŠn, D-N.M., raised in the same time period, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. However, LujŠn still has a pretty sizable money lead.

LujŠn entered the third quarter with $191,322 cash in hand while Kokesh entered the third quarter with no money in the bank or raised according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Kokesh will also face an uphill battle in a district that has only once been represented by a Republican — Bill Redmond, who won the seat in a special election to replace now-Governor Bill Richardson, D-N.M, in May 1997. Richardson was tapped by President Bill Clinton to become the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. In 1998, Tom Udall, D-N.M., now a senator, won the seat back from Redmond.

Last year, LujŠn won the 3rd Congressional District seat with 57 percent of the vote, even though there was a relatively strong independent party candidate challenging LujŠn from the left, in Carol Miller. Republican Dan East got 30 percent of the vote after spending $190,884.

Kokesh is getting support from the Ron Paul wing of the Republican Party, as NMI’s Heath Haussamen has pointed out several times.

Neither LujŠn nor Kokesh have primary competitors.

not sure about COH, perhaps I read the FEC report wrong...

GO GRASSROOTS!!!

specsaregood
10-08-2009, 09:59 AM
not sure about COH, perhaps I read the FEC report wrong...


I don't think you did. They just aren't subtracting the debt from the COH. I guess they want to treat it like the federal debt...