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Archive for Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sloan enjoys substantial cash lead

October 28, 2008

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Election 2008

In-depth coverage of the candidates and the issues, all leading up to the Aug. 5 primary and the Nov. 4 general election.

Veteran lawmaker state Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, has a large lead in campaign cash over Democratic opponent John Wilson in the House District 45 contest.

According to campaign finance reports filed Monday, Sloan had $40,247 cash on hand as the Nov. 4 election approached.

Wilson, in his first campaign, had $2,166 cash on hand.

For the three-month period from July 25 through Oct. 23, Sloan raised $18,476.

He had a hefty war chest of $80,209 in contributions at the start of the reporting period. During the past three months, he spent $58,439.

Sloan's top contributions included $1,000 from Koch Industries Inc. and $500 each from the AT&T Kansas PAC, Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 441 in Wichita, Restore America of Topeka, Kansas Medical Society, Mid-Kansas Electric Co., Kansas Contractors Association and Kansans for Lifesaving Cures.

Meanwhile, Wilson raised $17,564 during the three-month period. He had $11,581 before that.

Wilson has spent $26,979 during the past three months.

During the past three months, he received $500 from Sara and Ray Dean of Lawrence, Anne Ferree of Los Angeles, Mike Ferree of Los Angeles, Lisa Rickert of New York, Hubert Tse of New York, the Kansas National Education Association, United Steel Workers, United Transportation Union, Carpenters District Council, AFL-CIO and Iron Workers Local No. 10.

Comments

63BC 6 years, 1 month ago

Sloan is an effective, popular legislator. Hardly surprising he has more people wanting to vote for him and contribute to him. We should keep him.

Steve Jacob 6 years, 1 month ago

But John Wilson has the "D" next to his name, so that makes up for the less cash :)

Charles L Bloss Jr 6 years, 1 month ago

Good. Keep up the good work Tom! Thank you, Lynn

texburgh 6 years, 1 month ago

"Sloan's top contributions included $1,000 from Koch Industries Inc."Koch industries - a leading polluter always looking for less oversight so they can continue polluting, earning billions, and funding extreme right wing causes.I guess Koch really loved Sloan's coal plant votes. This is the most revealing article of the election.

Richard Heckler 6 years, 1 month ago

Vote Tom Wilson! The state needs new faces from time to time so why return a long time politician? What has the republican party done for Kansas?State special interest have got their eye on Sloan it appears.I thought corporate special interest candidates were not supposed to get elected because the people/voters/taxpayers get put on the backburner?

catlady008 6 years, 1 month ago

John Wilson established his residence here one day before the filing deadline. His phone number is from Oklahoma -- hmmmmm. Hardly sounds like someone who has a deep dedication to really representing our district. Ugh. Vote Tom Sloan.

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