Bob Smith Senate campaign raised $135k in Q2, reports $79k on hand

CONCORD – Republican former Sen. Bob Smith’s campaign for the New Hampshire U.S. Senate seat raised $135,866 in the second quarter of 2014 and entered July with $78,946 on hand, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday.


Since becoming a candidate, Smith has raised a total of $351,418 and spent $271,971.


Smith’s campaign lists debt totaling $78,485.


His total raised for the quarter fell short of the campaign’s estimate last week that it had raised more than $200,000 during the period.


Still, Smith so far in the campaign has received $339,393 from individual donors, and $187,282 of that came in small, unitemized contributions of $200 or less.


Smith became the final major Senate candidate to disclose his quarterly finances. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen reported raising $2.8 million in the quarter with more than $5 million on hand.


Republican Scott Brown raised $2.3 million and had $1.5 million on hand. Fellow Republican Jim Rubens reported raising $22,085 in the second quarter, but he also loaned his own campaign an additional $253,000 in personal funds and reported having $414,184 on hand.

Author: John DiStaso

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  • ElderWolfe

    Bob Smith has raised enough campaign money to move back to Florida in final retirement.

  • cantbefooled

    Smith reports $78,846 on hand but owes $78,485, which leaves him with $461 to spend. But wait, he deliberately left off the report additional monies owed, and the campaign has not refunded any excess contributions (over the federal limit) as required by the FEC. So in other words, the campaign is bankrupt, both monetarily and morally. Time to hang it up.