In the Democratic Primary for Governor, at first glance it appears that Mark Taylor raised about $100,000 more than Cathy Cox. Not all that surprising. The general spin was that Cox had closed the gap in fundraising with Taylor. One more cycle and their cash on hand would be about even.
However, upon closer inspection, it appears that Taylor’s fundraising numbers for this period included a $1 million loan from himself. Without such loan Cox almost doubled Taylor’s fundraising numbers this period.
So what went from a good fundraising period for both candidates turned into a triumph for Cathy Cox. This is particularly true when you notice that Cox only trailed the incumbent Republican Governor $2,594,997 to her $1,950,816!