Skip to comments.Steve Welsh Shell Games
Posted on 10/14/2009 7:52:03 PM PDT by skyeblue
Taking a page from Obama, Steve Welch plays a shell game regarding his fund raising numbers in his quest for the 6th district Congressional seat:
Via Delco Times
Steve Welch, Republican candidate for the 7th Congressional District, told supporters in a recent letter he had raised more than $250,000 since announcing his candidacy in early July.
I know you thinking I'm mistaken about the 6th district, because the Delco Times piece mentions Welsh as a candidate in the 7th district. For those new to the story, Steve Welsh resides in the 7th district and begun a campaign to run in the 7th until the GOP powers that be told him he must run for the 6th district Congressional seat.
Now that I exposed that bit of confusion regarding Steve Welsh and his quest for a congressional seat, let us take a closer look at his boast about raising $250,000 recently.
Steve claims to have RAISED $250,000 in mid-August. Actually he raised $18,450 not counting his own money. The records also do not indicate that he gave any money back to people after switching races. He was basically lying to his own supporters and I don't know how he thought he wasn't going to get caught!
In contrast to the Steve's Shell Game, Curt Schroder's donors reveal a deep loyalty from constituents in the 6th district.Curt raised $108,600.71 from 145 reported contributors. People who have were not reported (<$200) account for roughly $15k of that total.
Subtracting Welchs own money his campaign raised $46,150 from 40 reported contributors. That means the hundreds of other individual donors, he claims to have, (<$200) contributed a grand total of $7,080. All total 8.25% of his $559,143.32 in receipts came from individuals other than himself.
Here is a bombshell: $21,000 came from out of state. Meaning at least 47% of his individual contributions came from out of state.
Hello Voters! Who is driving this candidate? The constituents of the 6th district or out of state donors? This is a pattern that I've seen from Democrat candidates in 2008. Rep Patrick Murphy and Allyson Schwartz had half of their campaign funding from out of state donors. We can safely say they have been expensive failures for their constituents. The most damning number is that he reported no more than 7 contributors that were actually from the district. In roughly a month he couldn't find more than 7 people who lived in the 6th district to invest $200 or more in his campaign!
Perhaps this is the most telling piece information, and it would lead one to believe Steve might find more than 7 donors in his home district - the 7th.
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