Democratic candidate for governor Dan Malloy today announced that he has received $570,000 in campaign contributions during the first quarter of 2006.A very respectable showing. Malloy definitely has the momentum going into the convention, although DeStefano has come back a bit. Here are the quarter numbers for the gubernatorial candidates:
This latest fundraising report -- a crucial yardstick for measuring a campaign's strength -- shows Malloy out-raising his Democratic opponent over the last nine months.
Contributions to the Malloy campaign have increase in each filing period of the last year.
The Malloy campaign received contributions from 883 supporters -- 646 (or 73%) of which were first time contributors. Contributions ranged from $3.00 to $2,500.00. (Malloy)
Rell is in excellent position, as usual. The DeStefano campaign is spending a lot of money: they've spent over a million dollars so far, and their net gain from last quarter is only about $110,000. Malloy's numbers are probably the most interesting. He'll be able to make a very convincing case to delegates in Hartford next month that his campaign is the only one that can even come close to matching Rell's fundraising.
At this point, there is no clear front-runner for the nomination, although I'd give Malloy a slight edge for better organization and fundraising. Not bad at all for a guy who was essentially left for dead when he jumped back into the race last May.
"Malloy raises $570,000 in first quarter of 2006." Malloy for Governor. Press Release, 10 April, 2006.