De­vel­op­ers top Mc­Carthy’s donor list

Holds huge cash lead in exec. race

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - IS­SUE By JA­COB OWENS

jowens@ce­cil­whig.com

— 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

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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

CE­CIL WHIG FILE PHOTO

Repub­li­can Ce­cil County Ex­ec­u­tive nom­i­nee Alan Mc­Carthy holds a com­mand­ing cash lead in the race head­ing into the Novem­ber elec­tion.

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