And here you go folks:
For Perdue, he raised $141,985.41 this period with a total of $8mil raised. He spent $379,352.90 this period, which is his total expenditure number too. He has cash on hand of $8,264,129.61.
Mark Taylor raised $98,531.16 this period for a total raised of $5,542,923.13. He spent $424,262.31 for this period and a total expenditure thus far of $1,367,384.20. He has cash on hand of $4,175,538.93.
Cathy Cox raised $185,891.72 this period for a total raised of $4,254,825.45. He spent $414,511.72 this period for a total expenditure of $1,335,515.85. She has cash on hand of $2,919,309.60.
The advantage here goes to the incumbent obviously. With a good economy and a played safe general session, he’s sitting on a pile of cash with no primary opponent.
I actually think Cox and Taylor are at parity. Taylor has more on hand that Cox, but Cox out raised Taylor nearly double this period. Their period expenditures are almost the same. Between Taylors COH advantage and Cox’s fundraising strength, I would say they are at parity now, but Cox seemingly has an edge money wise — if she can keep it up.
Let’s also admit, while I still think Taylor can pull this off, more and more people are doing the back of the napkin arithmetic and calculating that Cox can beat Perdue and Taylor can’t. That perception is going to have to change for Taylor.