Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Voorhies Wins Early Fundraising Fight in House 92 Race

The campaign finance reports are in, and the clear winner in the battle for campaign dollars in Indiana House District 92 is Democratic challenger Brett Voorhies over incumbent Republican Phil Hinkle.

Voorhies has raised $32,921.00 and has a whopping $26,471.46 on hand after officially filing his committee on June 5, 2009. Hinkle's committee reported raising a decent $10,049.00 last year but incurred expenditures of $10,986.16 leaving him with just 9,701.74 on hand. I guess it's a good thing that he had $10,638.90 on hand to begin with.

Again, Voorhies is the challenger to Hinkle in a seat that has been Republican for years. Hinkle was first elected to the Indiana House in 2000.

There is a caveat here as well, Stephanie DeKemper, who ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2008, also outraised Hinkle by a wide margin. Still, the kind of dollars Voorhies has raised in essentially six months is even more than DeKemper raised. Who knows what Voorhies can raise in another six months if his momentum continues through the primary?

It's an amazing and impressive start for Voorhies, a first time Indiana House candidate, and may make Hinkle work very hard, just as he did in 2008, to keep ahead at the ballot box in November.

See the reports here.

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