Monday, January 24, 2011

City-County Council At-Large Candidate Angel Rivera Burns Through Nearly 90% of His Campaign Funds

You have to wonder what is going on. Looking over Republican Councilor Angel Rivera's campaign report, it reveals that he raised $10,515 in 2010, and spent $9,418, an off-year "burn rate" which is nearly an astonishing 90%. To give you an apples to apples comparision, Democratic at-large candidate Zach Adamson has a 2010 burn rate of 29%.
It is a fundamental principle of politics that incumbents raise money in the three off years, during which they spend very little, and then they dump that money in the election year. Mayor Ballard (off year burn rate of 53%) and Councilor Rivera couldn't pass a Campaign 101 class.


Hoosiers for Indiana said...

Did you notice that two of the expenditures were to a salesman named Angel Rivera?

Thanks for all the info.

Ronald Rodgers

Jon E. Easter said...

I also noted this. I think there is a serious problem with the At-Large incumbents not named Joanne Sanders. Each of them has little in the bank while the top Dems have outraised them but have a powerful fundraising machine in Melina Kennedy and a non-busted county party backing them.

More reasons why November will not be a good time for the GOP.

ripped off tax payer said...

how can they not win. they have all the great things to stand up and be proud selling every thing not nailed down or rubber stamping anything this clueless mayor can come up with to make his cronies at b&t some of the richest lawyers in the country. i dont know what we have left to sell but they will find it.remember angel you were not elected .at least i can sleep at night knowing this will be your last year helping give away this great learn to know when you are being taken advantage of.

Paul K. Ogden said...

HII, I saw that. I figured it was just AR paying himself back for expenses. That wouldn't be unusual.

Jon, I really don't think the people in charge of the muni 2011 campaign have a clue what they're doing. Ballard spent 53% of the money raised in an off-year That's unheard of. Then you have Ballard trying to run on lower crime (despite the headlines) and creating jobs (even though we're in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.) He can't win on those issues. They're non-starters as any political pro would tell you.

Paul K. Ogden said...

Actually the entries with AR are just in-kind contributions.