Sunday, August 15, 2010

Labor Steps Up for Karen Montgomery

District 14 Senate challenger Karen Montgomery had a decent showing in her campaign finance report for the period ending August 10. She started with $58,224.09, raised $45,442.27 and finished with $ 78,317.72. This will not equal Senator Rona Kramer’s self-funding capability, but it will be enough to compete.

Labor PACs gave Montgomery $19,100, nearly half her contributions, and SEIU PACs gave her $13,000. One or more of the unions may lend Montgomery some ground support and even finance an independent expenditure criticizing Kramer. One more fact worth noting is that Montgomery received $1,000 from Delegate Susan Lee (D-16) despite the fact that Lee is engaged in a free-for-all House race in her district.