Developers top McCarthy’s donor list
Holds huge cash lead in exec. race
— With a little more than two months until the general election, Republican Alan McCarthy holds a commanding campaign cash lead over his Democratic opponent, according to campaign finance reports that also shed light on who is funding his run.
The latest reports, published Aug. 30 covering the
period of April 11 to Aug. 23, show that McCarthy, the current vice president of the Cecil County Council, had $11,654 on hand to spend in the remaining weeks of the campaign while his opponent, Port Deposit Mayor Wayne Tome, had yet to raise the minimum reporting threshold of $1,000.
With at least a 10-to-1 advantage in political spending, McCarthy’s name and platform will continue be more visible to voters than this Democratic opponent’s. In fact, so far McCarthy has raised $20,320 and spent nearly $12,100 in this campaign cycle alone. McCarthy survived a four-candidate Republican primary while Tome was uncontested on the April ticket.
In the latest reporting period, McCarthy spent about $1,468 on newspaper advertisements (including the Whig), $3,976 on yard signs, $1,000 on giveaway items, $1,500 on a Cecil County Breeders’ Fair booth and materials, $631 on meals for volunteers and $970 on
Republican Cecil County Executive nominee Alan McCarthy holds a commanding cash lead in the race heading into the November election.