US Senate Fundraising: Nobody’s “Showing Us The Money”
None of the candidates for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in South Carolina are tipping their hands when it comes to their latest fundraising efforts.
With the Federal Election Commission (FEC) “out of commission” as a result of the partial government shutdown, candidate filing for the fundraising quarter which ended on September 30 is expected to be delayed.
In the interest of transparency we gave U.S. Sen Lindsey Graham and his three announced primary opponents – social conservative attorney Richard Cash, S.C. Sen. Lee Bright and Lowcountry businesswoman Nancy Mace – the opportunity to voluntarily disclose their campaign finance totals. We didn’t ask for exact numbers or even a list of donors, either: Just each campaign’s best guess as to the amount of money it has raised to date.
Guess what … not a single campaign was willing to provide us with that information. Mace and Bright’s campaigns politely declined our request, while Graham and Cash’s campaigns did not respond to our inquiry.
Oh well … we tried.
We’ll be sure to let you know in the event any of these candidates release this information to … well, anybody.