Republican Candidates Turn In Their Fundraising Totals
Thursday marked the end of the first quarter of fundraising for all candidates running for statewide office and the last financial filing candidates will be asked to share with election regulators before the party conventions in May.
Sen. Republican Leader John McKinney raised $178,561 from 2,033 donors, according to his latest report.
Tom Foley, who was the 2010 Republican nominee, raised more than $131,500 in small contributions. Foley spent nearly $10 million of his own money on the last campaign, and has not decided whether he will continue to use the public financing, which would limit his spending on the primary to $1.35 million.
Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti raised $109,325 in individual contributions from 1,353 donors in the quarter.
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy who announced on March 28 just four days before the end of the fundraising period was not required to report his fundraising numbers. He was the first gubernatorial candidate to qualify in 2010 for the Citizens Election Program grant.
In order to qualify for the grant, gubernatorial candidates have to raise $250,000 in small donations from 2,500 individuals.