Gov. M. Jodi Rell's campaign has amassed more than $1.4 million in cash, her campaign manager told the Associated Press Saturday.On the one hand, this is good for the governor. Rell's fundraising is steady despite a few ethical problems, most notably the Moody scandal. She is also significantly outraising her Democratic opponents, although she doesn't have nearly as much cash on hand as they do yet.
Rell, a Republican, raised a little more than $900,000 last quarter between cash, in-kind services, and interest from accounts, according to campaign manager Kevin Deneen. Rell raised $873,000 the previous quarter.
Rell is not accepting contributions from lobbyists, state contractors, or political action committees. She received donations from more than 2,300 individuals. More than 46 percent contributed $100 or less.(Haigh)
On the other hand, her numbers aren't going up very much, and she actually had a slightly longer period of time to raise money (she announced in mid-October, part way into the last quarter of 2005). In short, this is a good number for the Rell campaign, but not a great one.
Haigh, Susan. "Rell Raises More Than $900,000 In Most Recent Quarter." Associated Press 8 April, 2006.