Johnson Loan Lets Him Outspend Fargo by Wide Margin
Sacramento mayoral candidate Kevin Johnson has outspent Mayor Heather Fargo by a huge margin since he entered the race earlier this month, according to campaign finance statements.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
From March 8th through March 17th, Kevin Johnson’s campaign spent more than $150,000. Heather Fargo spent around $1,300.
And the fundraising totals from that period are just as stark. Johnson raised $26,000, while Fargo raised just under $5,000.
What’s made Johnson’s spending possible is a $500,000 loan to his campaign. That let him hire several top political consultants, pay for polls and other voter research, and send out campaign mailings.
Johnson still had $375,000 in cash on hand, as of March 17th. Fargo had around $60,000.