Thune to report $686,739 raised, $11,802,581 cash on hand. His Democrat opponent? Well, Jay almost broke $6,000 for cash on hand after raising $9,700.

US Senator John Thune is in the process of posting his FEC report, and as I’m told by campaign staff, the report will continue to show Senator Thune is as strong as ever:

We have finished up our 1Q 2016 FEC report. Our total receipts for the quarter was $686,739. Our cash on hand on at the end of the quarter was $11,802,581.

We are pleased with the continued financial support for Senator Thune that is reflected in these figures and we intend to be well-prepared for the re-election campaign this fall.

Senator Thune continues to post strong fundraising numbers as he starts his campaign against Democrat’s “If no one else will do it” candidate.

And how is Jay doing, anyway?

Jay Williams FEC Q1 2016

Jay Williams just posted his FEC report showing the challenger as having raised $9,764, spent $3,581, and left with $5970 cash on hand. And ninety cents.

Who helped fund this effort? Dem Chair Ann Tornberg was in with $500. Rapid City Dem Jay Davis gave $500 (It must be a Jay thing). Williams’ wife Carol was in with $1023, another Williams was in with $2600, and there were a few more donations to help him “almost” reach 10k.

You know who I don’t see? Most of the Dem party faithful.

Looks like even they know not to make a bet on a lame horse.

8 thoughts on “Thune to report $686,739 raised, $11,802,581 cash on hand. His Democrat opponent? Well, Jay almost broke $6,000 for cash on hand after raising $9,700.

  1. Anonymous

    I’ll bet after a few short weeks Jay will be looking forward to getting his SDDP obligation done as just being someone with a heartbeat to run against Thune. All those lonely roads, miles and gas put on his new Chevy Volt knowing he won’t be getting much support.

  2. Spencer

    I really wish Jay would be better at fundraising. Every cent he spends on futility is one less going into a legislative race.

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  4. Anonymous

    John Thune is a career politician. But he does have a sharp, useless aura. At least he has that going for him.

  5. Anonymous

    Kyna Wiliams is his daughter. Torrence is in-law who owed him $$$. Carol is wife. Seems like he is donating a lot to himself.