Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Cox, Taylor, The $$ and The Ethics Commission POC Website

The only information I have on the Governor's cash-race is from The Savannah Morning News and a few blogs posts. (A side note: let's all agree that the Ethics Commission Website is a piece of crap and that if the difference in how Cathy would run government can be illustrated by how well her office handled these reports versus what we now have, we should all run out right now and vote for Cox.)

While Cox and Taylor raised almost identical amounts of cash during this reporting period, ($1.2 million each), Taylor has $1.12 million on hand while Cox has $560,379. This is, of course a significant difference, and can be more than accounted for by the sweetheart loan he was able to leverage with the bank's confidence in his trust fund. Wouldn't we all like to have that kind of flexible financing option?

Cathy Cox has done a remarkable job of fundraising, and has done so with a non-traditional base of supporters who are going to be highly motivated to go to the polls this week and next. Mel, over at Blog for Democracy points out that the winner of the Democratic Primary will probably need just over 200,000 votes. We're about to find out whether the most motivated voters are persuaded by these ads, or whether they've gotten the message that Taylor can't be trusted.
We shall see...

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8 comments:

angrydem said...

I agree with you completely on the whole disclosure website. I am supporting MT, but Cathy kicked major ass when it came to electronic disclosure accessibility. It was easy, fast, and efficient.

Stupid Ethics Commission needed to take her up on taking over the old system instead of reinventing the wheel.

Ed Hula III said...

WHen you look at how MT cam from way behind in fundraising, thats tantamount to a victory.

600 bucks aint gonna make a lick of difference at this point--or ever. I would just like to think it was me who made teh difference...

Troll points for Ed: 7.

Button Gwinnett said...

Million dollar loans secured by a yet to be owned trust fund is pretty significant too. Just think where Mark would be if he didn't have such friends in high places?

Ed Hula III said...

Just think where Mark would be if he didn't have such friends in high places?

still leading in the polls.

Tina said...

We are all political junkies and highly interested in this race, but turnouts in Georgia are pitifully low. I am wondering how many people are going to say to themselves on July 18, "Well, it's hot as heck outside and I have a lot of other things to do, but I've just GOT to go to the polls and vote for Mark Taylor!!" I'm not sure he arouses that much enthusiasm.

Robin Hood said...

There were quite a few returned contributions on Cox's report.

Amy Morton said...

Ed, Ed. You are the spin-master. Taylor always had more cash on hand. He started a year earlier and then dropped in the million dollar loan. Cox has outraised him since she entered the race, yes, but he was not exactly the longshot in the fundraising race. More on this in a minute on the front page.

Ed Hula III said...

Thanks for the compliment, maybe Dent *should* put me on his payroll (btw, none of the bloggers for MT are on his payroll. Sorry).

Unfortunately, MT has not always lead in fundraising.

Second, CC and the Democratic Primary in GA hardly elicit enthusiasm from voters. Maybe 500 000 will turn out, and there will be a run off. Oh, and BTW: MT continues to move undecideds into his camp, so if fewer people turn out, that is an even better situation for MT.