Another race we are analyzing the fundraising reports in is the 4th Senate District. You have the Paul Ryan of Delaware, the Senate Minority Whip Greg Lavelle, facing off against Democratic challenger Laura Sturgeon. Sturgeon’s fundraising covered nine months of 2017, and she raised $53,605.00. For an upstart first time candidate, that is impressive.
Lavelle raised $67,196.31 over the entire year of 2017. Sturgeon averaged just under $6,000 a month in donations. So if she had been raising money for all of 2017 like Lavelle, she would have actually outraised him, $71,000 to $67,000.
But Lavelle has been at this fundraising gig for a while know, and he has $216,824.84 in cash on hand. But $75,000 of that is a loan.
Regardless, Sturgeon’s campaign has the fundraising potential to be a serious challenge to Lavelle.