This morning, we reported the 2007 fundraising totals for the Secretary of State race. Now we've got the numbers for the Attorney General candidates - State Representative Greg Macpherson and law professor John Kroger.
As before, a box score and a chart to give some meaning to the numbers - which we'll update monthly. [Editor's note: We've added a methodology clarification below.]
|2007 starting balance||$0||$125,501|
|daily pace (last 90)||$995||$1,672|
|daily pace (last 30)||$982||$1,280|
[A few technical notes: We retrieved this data from ORESTAR on January 1, 2008. Because campaigns can choose to delay their reporting up to 30 days, some recent data isn't available yet. The "daily pace" is based on the last 30 or 90 days for which we do have data. Our chart starts in July 2007 because most campaigns didn't raise money during the legislative session. The "average contribution" is based on actual cash contributions since January 1, 2007 - while the "current total" includes in-kind contributions, sold items, interest income, and the starting balance. Also, some campaigns lump together under-$100 contributions into a single line item - so the number of contributions may be slightly understated and the average contribution slightly overstated. And yes, we'll include Republican candidates - if any of them ever decide to run for statewide office in Oregon ever again.]
Update: A brief note on our methodology... These numbers include the initial cash-on-hand on January 1, 2007 plus all funds raised since then. We're attempting to measure campaign strength, and it matters whether you start at zero or $100k. The graph reflects this reality, and we've added a "starting balance" line to the box score for additional clarity.
Those are the money numbers for the AG race. Discuss.