Daily Archives: July 26, 2010

Incumbent Kansas treasurer has big money lead

From The Associated Press

TOPEKA  — Democratic State Treasurer Dennis McKinney has a big fund-raising lead over his Republican opponent, Sedgwick County Treasurer Ron Estes.

McKinney filed a campaign finance report Monday that shows he had almost $175,000 in cash on hand at the end of last week.

McKinney has raised more than $227,000 for this year’s campaign since being appointed treasurer late in 2008 to fill a vacancy in the office.

Estes reported $5,400 in contributions from Jan. 1 through Thursday, including about $1,400 from his own pocket. He had about $1,300 in cash at the end of the period.

Both are running unopposed in their party primaries.

Commissioner Dave Unruh leads fund-raising in county races

Sedgwick County commissioner Dave Unruh, running to keep his District 1 seat on the board, had the most money available for the campaign finance period that ended July 22.

A Republican, Unruh had $51,033 available for his campaign and spent $14,649, records show.

Sharon Fearey had $36,441 available this filing period. A Democrat, Fearey is running for the District 4 seat in northern Sedgwick County.

Jim Skelton, a Republican who is running for District 5, had $19,517 available.

Republican Chuck Warren, running for District 5, had $17,633 available.

Commissioner Gwen Welshimer, a Democrat, had $17,373 available this period. She is seeking to continue representing District 5.

Lucy Burtnett, a Republican seeking the District 4 seat, had $12,752 available.

Republican Dion Avello, also running for District 5, had $7,950 available.

Richard Ranzau, a Republican running for District 4, had $6,453 available.

Oletha Faust-Goudeau, a Democrat running for District 4, had $4,429 available.

Betty Arnold, a Democrat seeking the District 1 seat, had $3,610 available.

A campaign report for District 1 candidate Juanita Blackmon, a Democrat, was not yet available.

Brownback amasses more than $1.1 million for campaign

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From the Associated Press

Republican Sen. Sam Brownback has stockpiled more than $1.1 million for his fall campaign for Kansas governor.

A finance report filed Monday by Brownback’s campaign lists $1.18 million in cash on hand as of Thursday.

The report covered activities from Jan. 1 through Thursday. Brownback raised $519,000 during that period, bringing his total fundraising in his run for governor to more than $2 million.

Brownback’s opponent in the Aug. 3 GOP primary, Derby resident Joan Heffington, raised less than $2,600 and finished the period with a deficit of more than $11,000.

The only Democrat running for governor, state Sen. Tom Holland, of Baldwin City, was expected to file his report just before Monday’s late-afternoon deadline.