OH-05 Weirauch campaign taking off

Crossposted at OhioDailyBlog. Jeff did all of the number crunching.

Robin Weirauch (D-Napoleon) pulled in a remarkable $138,152.51, leaving her with $66,587.05 cash-on-hand as of 11/21. She received $38,002.51 from individuals, $1,400.00 from political party committees, and $98,750.00 from PACs. Included are $5,000 from Emily’s List and $2,000 each from committees affiliated with Rep. Rahm Emmanual (D-IL), Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Toledo), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Niles), and Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Cleveland). She also recived funds from various Congressional leadership PACS, including $5,000 from Rep. Kaptur’s PAC. Weirauch also got over $34,000 from union PACs.

But the big news today is the incredible results on ActBlue. General Wesley Clark endorsed Robin today and as of this moment, she has gained $9,638.01 in contributions today (AFTER the closing deadline for the FEC filing.)

Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) brought in much more than Weirauch.. He reported raising $246,173.98 in contributions, and he loaned himself $50,000, leaving him with $132,488.78 in the bank. Latta received $128,367.38 in contributions from individuals and $117, 806.60 from PACs. Included are $20,000 from the National Republican Congressional Committee, $2,300 from Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Urbana), and $2,000 each from Rep. Deborah Schmidt (R-Upper Arlington) and Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Loveland). Of course, we knew that the forces of wealth and power would flock to get in some “play to pay” action with Latta, and they did.

Two observations:

This remains a VERY difficult situation for a Democrat. This District was built precinct by precinct to protect it’s former “do nothing” reactionary representative. Latta enjoys (undeserved) name recognition in Wood County which tends to negate Weirauch’s strength here.

But, the ODP, the DCCC and the DNC ARE fully engaged in this campaign. They are providing people, money and resources to the Weirauch campaign.

This all leads up to a series of the campaign stops coming up all day this Saturday with Governor Strickland.

This Saturday is “(D)” Day for OH-05.