Friday, May 10, 2013
Callahan Files "Shock and Awe" Finance Report
During the period between January 1 and May 6, Callahan raised a whopping $198,503.11. To give you some perspective, that's more than three times the amounts raised by his opponents ... combined. As I told you earlier today, Glenn Reibman raised just $39,203, mostly from Pawlowski donors, while Lamont McClure, supposed voice of the people, only raked in $18,450. In fact, McClure had to kick in $16,000 of his own money because his supposed grass roots supporters are nonexistent.
Speaking of grass roots, Callahan listed 320 individual donors, big and small.
Don't tell Mayor Pawlowski, but many of these are the same people who contributed to Reibman. They just gave more ... a lot more ... to Callahan.
Callahan's campaign manager, Eric Nagy, said this finance report is proof that "John Callahan’s record of job creation and fiscal responsibility is resonating with voters.”
It's been a good week for Callahan. He started off with an Express Times endorsement, did very well in last night's debate, has over 40 local endorsements, and still has $130,000 plus to spend in the final days of the campaign. Reibman has barely $6,000, while McClure is in the hole.
McClure's biggest contributor, Abe Atiyeh, made an in-kind contribution worth $10,000 for that billboard on Route 22, the one annoying Palmer Township residents. I'm sure they'll think of Lamont when they vote. I'm sure Bethlehem residents will be thinking of Lamont, too, once they learn that his biggest backer is Abe.