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Murray Has $108K Cash on Hand in Latest Filing

by ARLnow.com — October 15, 2010 at 12:16 pm 1,181 27 Comments

(Updated at 4:40 p.m.) Republican congressional candidate Patrick Murray raised $173,164 from July 1 to Sept. 30. After expenses, that leaves Murray with $107,937 cash on hand heading into the home stretch of the campaign.

The figures were revealed in a financial disclosure filed with the Federal Election Commission this morning. Today is the deadline for quarterly financial filings from congressional candidates.

Murray has held fundraisers with a number of boldfaced GOP names recently. He has also been designated as “On the Radar” by the National Republican Congressional Committee.

As of June 30, Murray had raised $129,370 and had $29,890 cash on hand. His cumulative fundraising now stands at $267,535. The campaign also has a debt of $34,000.

Murray’s opponent, ten-term Democratic congressman Jim Moran, filed his October quarterly disclosure late this afternoon. Moran’s campaign reported donations of $191,806 from July 1 to Sept. 30, against an expenditure of $199,050.

Moran lists $577,256 cash on hand as of Sept. 30.

  • Jason S

    Cash or not, this election is a referendum on Moran and Democrats more than a race between Murray and Moran.

  • Andrew

    I was wondering why I have not seen ANY Murray signs around Arlington (but see about 10 Moran signs on each grassy median).

  • Ban the political signs

    It would be nice to the political signs banned, Arlington has restrictions on every other sign. It is frustrating to see 10 signs 5 feet apart on a 50 ft section of median.

    • TGEoA

      Take a midnight stroll and rip them out.

    • Clarendude

      Does anyone vote for someone due to the signs, I wonder ?

    • Jack

      so you are in favor of changing the Constitution to limit political speech? nice sentiment, but dangerous path.

      • arlvatom

        Political speech is the most effective and relevant when made on private not public property. The number of signs you throw up in the public right-of-way is no indicator of support.

        • Burger

          Ummm…actually it is. It likely proves you have received more donations from more people to buy more signs. Any limitation on said signs just means another step down a slope of limiting all speech.

          • arlvatom

            ummm….it could also mean that you have no willing, supportive property owners to allow your political sign on their property. The number of signs does not equal the number of votes.

  • anonymous

    FYI, the filing deadline was September 30. Today is just the public release date.

    • el fat kid

      nope… filing deadline is 15 days after the quarter ends.

  • DT

    Like it matters. No Republican can ever win in that district. It doesn’t matter how incompetent Moran is. Too many people go to the polls and pick the pol with the “D” next to their name without knowing a thing about the candidates.

  • anonymous

    I can’t find either of the candidates’ filings on the FEC website… Both only go up to June30..

    • el fat kid

      usually up within 24 hours… this time of year they generally get slammed around the deadline so it can take a little while to post.

  • MaydayMalone

    So I guess that means Murray can spend $107,937 on his concession party where he can congratulate our anti semitic congressman for the opportunity to embarrass Northern Virginians for another two years.

  • BoredHouseWife

    Why would any Arlingtonian vote for Murray.

    • DT

      Who knows? When you can have a racist, anti-semite who uses his influence to avoid bankruptcy, why vote for anyone else?

    • Kalashnikev

      OMGosh… are you kidding?

      Just look at the lives these two men have lead… then when you look at Moran and see ACORN support, antisemitism, TARP support, and then there’s this:

      “We have been guided by a Republican administration who believes in this simplistic notion that people who have wealth are entitled to keep it…”

      This guy is 100% scumbag.

      • fatkidspecial

        wah wah…

      • fatkidspecial

        for the record… ACORN, over it’s entire existence, received about 1/2,000 of the federal money that ‘disappeared’ in Iraq during GWB…not talking about the stuff on the books that would be upwards of 1/250,000 that was wasted, but the suitcases of cash that literally vanished. i don’t remember the teaparty or any of the R’s outrage being anywhere near proportional.

        TARP was a bad bill, written by the Bush admin, but a necessary/pragmatic evil – unless you like 15-20% unemployment. I hate banks, absolutely hate the entire industry, but without TARP they would have ended up screwing us over even more.

        Finally, this antisemitism shit people keep repeating is unfounded and ridic. b/c he doesn’t drop down on his knees for Israel and views Palestinians as equal, that’s anti-semitic? NeoCons are no different than Al Qaeda in that they both use Israel as justification for blowing things up. At some point the cycle needs to stop. Moran has been through hell for being honest and unbiased on the issue. The other rumors are just that.

        • Jack

          that’s not true – moran has clearly made anti-Semitic statements. it’s been documented on multiple occasions. Moran is not a good person – just ask the kid that he hit.

      • BoredHouseWife

        According to republicans/teabaggers: ACORN is evil but CoC is not. (mmmh I wonder why that is)
        For the first time, I did not vote for Moran because he voted for TARP.

    • TGEoA

      If you’re so bored, I’m sure Moran will come by to slap you around a bit. It’s how he rolls.

      • BoredHouseWife

        I am bored, not kinky:)

    • Jack

      moran hits kids and makes anti-Semitic statements. when you add in all the fishy earmarks for campaign contributions – and why would anyone vote for moran???

      • Doug

        Why would anyone vote for moran??? Only those who want to keep the status quo in D.C. and those who want to keep borrowing money from China/Japan to spend, spend, and spend.

  • Set the controls

    I got Murray’s campaign lit today and it said nothing about him being Republican, not that it has to, just seems a little sneaky.

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