We’d like to applaud the Birmingham Business Journal for correctly noting that Paul DeMarco “secured the most contributions” during the previous quarter – a small but very important distinction several media outlets missed. From the article:
DeMarco has secured $366,908 in contributions so far, edging out Dr. Chad Mathis ($273,323), Harbert Management Cofounder Will Brooke ($267,954) and Alabama Policy Institute Chief Development Officer Gary Palmer ($244,250), who previously served as the conservative think tank’s CEO.
To be clear, one of the candidates loaned himself enough to show a lead in the total receipts column, but not in individual contributions column.
Another important indicator is the total number of donations received, as this shows widespread support for Paul throughout the district. The chart to the right indicates how we fared against the other campaigns last reporting cycle.
While we feel we won this last round, the next round is coming up fast. As the article notes, all of the leading candidates have strong ties to various well-financed business communities.
In other words, we are going to have to prove it again so the media will see our position in this race. As you can see in the chart, every donation, no matter how small or large, counts a lot.
There is no better time than right now to send them the message by making a contribution below.