Katherine Clark Far Ahead in Fundraising for December Special General Election

Posted November 29, 2013 at 12:05pm

A Congressional candidate running in a special general election in December is far ahead of her Republican opponent in fundraising and spending.

Democrat Katherine Clark, D-Mass., and  Frank John Addivinola, R-Mass., are running in a December 10th special general election in the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts, to fill the seat formerly held by former Rep. Ed Markey, who was elected to the U.S. Senate.

State Senator Katherine Clark reported on Thursday her campaign committee had raised $323,228 and spent $373,667 from 10/1 to 11/20, leaving $246,150 cash on hand as of 11/20, with $250,000 in debts outstanding. Clark had loaned her committee $250,000 in September. Donors included $5,200 from John Donohue (president, Arabella Insurance); and $5,200 from Michael Crowe (owner, Sachem Investment Company); among others. The committee received $88,700 from PACs and other committees, such as $5,000 from Emily’s List, and several labor union PACs. The committee spent $175,395 on television advertising.

Attorney Frank J. Addivinola reported receipts of $59,534 and disbursements of $10,487, leaving $96,618 cash on hand as of 11/20, with debts of $57,148. Addivinola loaned his committee $31,819 during the period, and was repaid $6,825. The largest donor was Berardino Pasquale of Glenn Street Property Management, who gave $1,000.