Continuing our coverage of the 33rd Assembly District, one more look at the campaign finances before next Tuesday's election.
Scott Newcomer has raised $54,790.00, of which $35,000 was in the form of a loan to his campaign. $5,000 of that is a new loan since the last report. He still has $4,575.76 on hand for the final days of poltical combat (I'm trying to make this sound dramatic)with Democrat Patrick Byrne. So far he has spent $50,214.24 to win this seat.
His campaign consultants must've been working on a contingency basis. He paid them the day after the December 13th primary:
Not a good precedent, if you ask me.
Meanwhile the other half of the Bambi Meets Godzilla film short has Patrick Byrne prancing through the forest with a few bucks in his pocket and a dream of winning, not hearing the fire-breathing giant lizard coming his way. We haven't yet seen the finance report for Byrne, but let me just quote from a Patrick Byrne press release:
Because so much of the money game in Madison is wrapped up in the campaigns, Byrne’s own campaign is doing something that used to be common in Wisconsin: wooing voters with ideas, integrity and shoe leather instead of money.Patrick Byrne actually lists some reason why someone should not vote for him, among them, "...You can't bring your self to vote for the best candidate simply because he is a Democrat." Fortunately for Newcomer, that'll be more than enough to go with the bags of twenties he's dropping all over the district to get him the win.