Ben Quayle got the big name. Jon Hulburd got the bigger money.
At least that’s how it went according to the last-minute financial disclosures leading up to today’s election.
Quayle’s campaign reported to federal elections officials Monday (Nov. 1) that it received a $5,000 donation from SarahPAC, the political action committee of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Hulburd, meanwhile, reported six contributions totaling $11,500. Those donations mostly came from political action committees, such as a pro-choice group, United Mine Workers of America and two Democratic groups.
Of course these last-minute infusions pale in comparison to overall fundraising in the race for Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District. Hulburd has dumped $500,000 of his own money into his war chest in recent weeks but still trails the well-oiled Quayle machine in fundraising.
Quayle has taken in more than $2.1 million, while Hulburd has raised about $1.3 million, according to the latest reports.
- Bill Bertolino