Monday, October 28, 2013

NorCo Council Republicans On Their Own

As of 2 pm Friday, campaign finance reports were available for three of the five Republicans seeking seats on Northampton County Council. Like the Democrats, none has raised very much money. But unlike Democrats, these candidates are running on their own.

Incumbent Peg Ferraro raised the most money of any candidates, Democrat or Republican, with $8,662.47. Like Executive candidate John Brown, she's using Communication Concepts as her political consultant.

Of course, she drew financial support from many of the usual big money Republicans. But a sign of her bipartisan appeal is a $100 contribution from Northampton County Council member Ken Kraft, a Democrat. That small donation speaks volumes about Peg's appeal across the aisle.

Hayden Phillips, who has a great deal of support among tea party Republicans, raised $4,577.50. This includes a $500 contribution from conservative State Rep. Mario Scavello, who wants to eliminate the Prevailing Wage Act.

Seth Vaughn reports raising $2,605, which includes $500 from industry captain Elmer Gates.

Reports filed by Glenn Geissinger and Mat Benol were unavailable when I left the elections office at 2 pm. I will tell you about them tomorrow.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

" a $100 contribution from Northampton County Council member Ken Kraft, a Democrat. That small donation speaks volumes about Peg's appeal across the aisle."

It speaks more about Kraft's desire to be President of county council.

Bernie O'Hare said...

That's a possibility, but I think a $100 donation is more symbolic than anything else.

Anonymous said...

Based on the numbers Bernie. I think many of the candidates would love some of that
so-called "symbolism.

Anonymous said...

"speaks volumes" - you are so full of crap - I wonder if you're drinking again. K is a political union slut who will do anything to buy more support because he can't get it on his own merits

Anonymous said...

A political union slut? That's the funniest thing I have ever heard. Kraft gave money to an incumbent (who will win again) and also money to every candidate on the democratic ticket. Guess he is a real sleezbag for that?

Bernie O'Hare said...

That remark, which also states i am drinking again, comes from one of two people - Tricia Mezzacappa or her blog mentor. I would not attach any weight to that anonymous hate.