The Scott Angelle fundraising juggernaut just keeps on rolling. Angelle has raised more money than all of his opponents, combined.
Here’s what they raised:
Scott Angelle: $421,696.46
Greg Ellison: $96,218.86
Gus Rantz: $94,111.98
Clay Higgins: $70,185.76
Brett Geymann: $47,960
Grover Rees: $11,200
Even worse for all of Angelle’s opponents, he has nearly as much cash on hand as the rest of them combined.
Cash on hand:
Scott Angelle: $678,785.63
Greg Ellison: $243,743.10
Gus Rantz: $227,793.21
Brett Geymann: $69,454.55
Grover Rees: $62,580.52
Clay Higgins: $43,026.86
NOTE: Eric Knezek, who had been in the race since January, dropped out last week.
Some candidates not named Scott Angelle need to be more disappointed than others. Grey Ellison and Gus Rantz didn’t do too badly.
Grover Rees is doing a great job raising money outside of Louisiana, but hardly any within the state. He needs to spend more time actually developing support inside the district.
Clay Higgins’s fundraising numbers are awful. Given his high name ID, he should’ve done much better in his first quarter than he did. Even worse for Higgins, he’s hired professional fundraisers in Virginia to the tune of $5,500 and they only helped him raised $70,000. That’s pathetic.
But the worst thing for all of these candidates is that Scott Angelle is forcing them to spend money when they all need to be saving money. Angelle already has high name ID and a base of around 40%.
The rest of these guys, except Higgins and Brett Geymann, are largely unknown. Raising name ID costs money and they have to hold Angelle below 50%+1 in November on top of that.
All of these guys have an uphill climb, some more than others.