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Heck reports raising $310,000 more in 10th CD race

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on July 10, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
July 10, 2012 2:36 pm

Democrat Denny Heck of Olympia has added to his money pile, reporting today that his 10th Congressional District campaign raised another $310,000 in the second quarter that ended June 30. That is on top of the more than $1 million he already had raised through March – which was eight times what Republican rivals Dick Muri of Steilacoom or Stan Flemming of University Place at that point.

Detailed reports are due at the Federal Elections Commission by July 15 for the three-month period ending June 30. I haven’t seen any announcements from Heck’s five rivals in the race yet.

Muri raised $133,577 through March and said recently he expected to be a bit higher than that for June. Flemming had $125,051 through June but his cash includes a loan of $100,700 from Beverly Hills-based Spanky, LLC, which his campaign describes as a business that makes loans. The lender’s registered representative in California is listed as Sherry Hackett, widow of late comedian Buddy Hackett.

Heck’s campaign said he has raised money from 2,600 different donors and that more than 90 percent of individual donors are from Washington state.

Federal Elections Commission reports for March showed Heck’s biggest donor was himself, $100,000 in the form of a personal loan, and a few Washington, D.C.-based groups that gave $5,000 each, including the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and NARAL Pro-Choice America. But donations from individuals was much more than what he received from the interest groups.

Also running in the 10th are Democrat Jennifer Ferguson of University Place, Progressive Independent Sue Gunn of Thurston County, and independent Steve Hannon of Yelm.

For background on the candidates, profiles we ran in May about the candidates are here for Muri, here for Flemming, here for Ferguson, here for Heck, here for Gunn, and here for Hannon.

I’ll post more financial information on the candidates as I get it.

UPDATE to original 12:35 p.m. post fixes link to Heck announcement.

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