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.