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Monday, October 17, 2005

CD-28 Numbers

We've done the Edwards race already so we're concentrating this post on CD-28 (Cuellar-Raymond-Rodriguez)

CD-28

Summary: A surprise here. Raymond leads the incumbent Cuellar by over $100,000, Rodriguez has less than $50k in the bank.

Action: Richard Raymond raised over $200,000 while giving the campaign a $300,000 loan. Spending very little of it (under $77,000), leaves Raymond with $430,000 in the bank.

Henry Cuellar has raised nearly $500,000, spending $184,000 of it while putting another $24,000 to his campaign loan that now totals $226,000. Leaving Cuellar with just under $300,000 in the bank.

On the other end of the spectrum, Ciro Rodriguez has raised just under $105,000 spending $45,000 of it, leaving Rodriguez with just under $50,000 in the bank.

Analysis: Anytime you can say you outraised and have more money in the bank than the incumbent, it's a good thing. Cuellar's team can't really complain about the loan since they did it in '04, and Raymond has an over $100,00 more than Cuellar in cash onhand. But look for Cuellar to start hitting up the DC PACs soon and narrow that gap. Rodriguez needs to find a way to get San Antonio money to help him out.

For some reason everyone seems to discount Raymond. I've seen a few other posts and comments about this race on other non-Texas blogs and alot of people seem to think its current Congressman versus former Congressman. Ciro's on record saying he doesn't think Raymond's gonna be a factor in this. Alot of San Antonians I know tend to discount the man. Alot of people need to wake up. There are three solid candidates in this race. Start getting to know all three of them.

The Express-News has more.