So the Annual 2017 off year financial reports were due on January 21 or campaigns with active finance committees. Some candidates have announced and filed but have not formed a finance committee yet and/or have not raised any money yet, and so we will have no complete financial reports from them yet. And some candidates have been up and running for a good part of 2017. A good race to analyze in this respect is the 3rd Senate District Democratic primary. You have an incumbent Senator who is long past his expiration date with respect to retirement. And you have two young upstart candidates challenging him: Jordan Hines and Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman.
Lockman destroyed them both in fundraising. She raised $31,317.68 over the last few months of 2017, and has $26,804.70 cash on hand. She has no loans.
Hines has raised $4,888.84, and has $3,365.00 cash on hand, and $3,525.00 in loans.
Bobby Marshall has raised $300.00. He has $1,333.36 in cash on hand.
I think that is the clearest signal yet that Marshall is retiring. He has not filed for reelection yet, but he has until July 10 to do so.
*To find out more about the campaign, or to donate, go to this LINK.