Ballard vs. Kennedy: Finance Reports and YouTube Fun
April 15, 2011 8 Comments
Jon Murray has the overview of the finance reports that were filed today. Mayor Ballard raised $715,236 which brought his cash on hand to $2,039,201. Kennedy raised $510,216 which brought her cash on hand to $1,272,335. This leaves Ballard with a significant financial advantage of over $760,000.
Much to Paul Ogden’s dismay, Kennedy outspent Ballard this time around and he won’t get to write a post on the burn rates of the Ballard campaign. Kennedy spent nearly $180,000 to Ballard’s $150,000. We’ve heard Team Ballard has a new fundraiser that is spending less and raising more which this report would seem to support.
We’ve maintained that Kennedy is going to have to spend some money on this Democrat primary to make sure she gets to the General Election. The fact that she has two African-American males running against her shows some unrest in a key constituency. Add in the fact that both of them are ahead of her on the ballot and one of them is a Carson, she really cannot afford to take the Primary race for granted. How much she spends is a big question. We’ve taken a quick look at her report and it appears she has waited to do any media purchases until after the reporting deadline which is what we would expect.
In other mayor’s race fun, the Marion County Republican Party sent out a YouTube video hitting back at Kennedy’s attempts to discredit Mayor Ballard’s job commitment numbers. You may remember we noted earlier this week that Kennedy was forced to pull her web ad down after breaking federal copyright law. The GOP response is below. Happy Friday!
We knew this would happen, but we didn’t know it would happen this early.
Democrat Candidate for Mayor, Melina Kennedy, started running false, negative, misleading attack ads against Mayor Ballard…on April 2nd! Kennedy has demonstrated that she’ll do anything to win and that’s why it is so important that we show our support for Mayor Ballard by telling the FACTS.
Click here to see a video that shares the facts about Mayor Ballard’s impressive record of creating jobs. Please forward this email to your friends, and post this video on your Facebook page. With your help, we can make sure that we keep moving Indianapolis forward with Mayor Ballard!