Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Following the Money in the Angle, Parsons Race

Pre-election campaign finance reports were due on Friday. Here's how the money looks in the County Council Northern Tier race between Ron Angle and Scott Parsons.

Ron Angle raised $6,036.22 during this reporting period, giving him a campaign treasury of $49,086.44, the largest of all Council candidates. His biggest contributor this reporting period is Upper Mount Bethel Township resident John Howard, who gave the Bulldog $1,000.

Angle has spent $42,526.15 for what appears to be four campaign mailers.

Starting with just $244.20 in the till, Parsons raised $17,040.00, giving him a campaign warchest of $17,284.20. His biggest contributors were union PACs, from which he picked up $2,250, as well as $300 for Wind Gap incinerator proponent Nolan Perin.

Parsons has spent $14,883.05 for what appear to be campaign signs and one mailer, leaving him with $2,401.15.

Sources tell me that Parsons' mailer was dumped by the post office because it was improperly addressed. I do not know whether that is true.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gotta take a shot at Parsons, right. Do it now cause Angle's lies won't work this time. He is toast on election day.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I took no shot. I heard from several sources that postal officials dumped Parsons' mailer bc it was improperly addressed. I am unsure whether that is true, and said so. Nobody I know has received a Parsons' mailer.

Anonymous said...

I received my Flyer. Looks AWESOME!!!!

Anonymous said...

I didn't.

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:59 you could not possibly have gotten that mailer if you think it looks awesome.

Anonymous said...

Gee Bernie,
Ever think you should stop the hit pieces on Trish?

Did she really get under your skin that bad?

Are you ever going to just let it go?

I read her remark...you are stalking this poor woman.

You are making an ass of yourself.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Why are you afraid to post this comment on the blog thread set up for it?

Anonymous said...

I got one either last week or the end of the week before.
He doesn't have pictures of himself with farm animals or shaking babies and kissing hands.
I live in Bushkill.
I have it here if you want to know what is says.

Anonymous said...

He does have a picture of himself digging in the quarry he works at on top of a giant Brontosaurus. And his boss Mr. Slate is there too. Bam Bam is smacking Ron on the head with his club. This in an effort to appeal to and capture the vote of the Christain Evangelical Rightwing who think the world is only 5000 years old. And man walked (and worked with) the Dinosaurs. Sorry Ron he got there first on that one.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget, Ron Angle( I'm for the little people) took $3000 from GEO group who wanted to build a private prison in the Slate Belt at the same time Council was voting on the issue. (Morning Call 2/15/11). You can only fool people so long, lets hope the Slate Belt will oust this crook.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Ahhh, such civility.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:33 That's really funny! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Ahh, such truth.