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Campaign Finance Update

By Erica C. Barnett October 15, 2009

As has been widely reported, mayoral candidate Joe Mallahan reported being approximately $95,000 in the hole as of the middle of October.

However, that debt includes expenses and obligations totaling about $100,000 in TV commercials, so Mallahan won't be hurting in the final days of the campaign. His opponent Mike McGinn, who has about $17,000 on hand, is spending $55,000 on cheaper cable-only TV ads, according to the Seattle Times.

Mallahan isn't the only candidate who's going into the general election in the red. City Attorney Tom Carr, who has spent more than $20,000 on mailings and banner ads in the Seattle Times, is $941 in the red; his opponent, Pete Holmes, has $9,589 on hand. Position 2 challenger David Ginsberg is $2,976 in the red; his opponent, incumbent Richard Conlin, has $29,612 on hand. And port commission candidate Max Vekich is $6,865 in the hole, although that doesn't account for an independent expenditure that unions are reportedly planning to make on his behalf; his opponent, has $12,527 on hand.

Full numbers below the jump.

Mayor

Joe Mallahan

Total Raised: $555,282

Cash on hand: -$95,229

Mike McGinn

Total Raised: $183,974

Cash on hand: $17,059

City Attorney

Tom Carr

Total Raised: $73,584

Cash on hand: -$541

Pete Holmes

Total Raised: $69,606

Cash on hand: $9,589

City Council Position 2

Richard Conlin

Total Raised: $165,386

Cash on hand: $29,612

David Ginsberg

Total Raised: $38,704

Cash on hand: -$2,976

City Council Position 4

Sally Bagshaw

Total Raised: $200,662

Cash on hand: $32,468

David Bloom

Total Raised: $86,044

Cash on hand; $4,568

City Council Position 6

Jessie Israel

Total Raised: $149,067

Cash on hand: $34,290

Nick Licata

Total Raised: $127,693

Cash on hand: $8,918

City Council Position 8

Mike O'Brien

Total Raised: $105,111

Cash on hand: $9,382

Robert Rosencrantz

Total Raised: $201,012

Cash on hand: $11,636

Port Commission Position 1

John Creighton

Total Raise: $105,804

Cash on hand: $63,222

Port Commission Position 3

David Doud

Total Raised: $201,191

Cash on hand: $60,325

Rob Holland

Total Raised: $70,559

Cash on hand: $4,688


Port Commission Position 4

Tom Albro

Total Raised: $148,276

Cash on hand: $12,527

Max Vekich

Total Raised: $110,899

Cash on hand: -$6,865
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