Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, an already declared candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor, raised more than $1 million for his 2014 bid during his first three months of fundraising.
In his first campaign finance report for Governor, McDaniel reported raising $1,035,618.66 and spent $138,525.44. McDaniel had more than $887,000 cash on hand at the end of September.
The report filed today showed $923,118.66 was donated for the Democratic primary and $112,500 for a potential runoff.
His campaign said that money was raised from 883 individuals or businesses in the quarter that ended Sept. 30, 2012. More than 90 percent of all donations received by the campaign were from Arkansas individuals or businesses. Also, 62 percent of this quarter’s contributors had never contributed to McDaniel’s past races for Attorney General, he reported. Individual donors outnumbered corporate donors three-to-one, according to the McDaniel campaign.
Here are a few notable contributors from the report:
State Sen. Percy Malone – $2,000
Rep. Keith Ingram – $2,000
Former State Rep. Hudson Hallum – $2,000
Lobbyist Ron Fuller – $2,000
Lobbyist Ark Monroe III – $2,000
Lobbyist Tom Kennedy – $2,000
Highway Commissioner Ed Regenold – $2,000
Entergy Arkansas President Hugh McDonald – $2,000
Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford – $2,000
Former Highway Commissioner Herby Branscum – $2,000
Banker/Businessman Wallace Fowler – $2,000
EZ Mart CEO Sonja Hubbard – $2,000
AT&T Arkansas President Ed Drilling – $2,000
Entergy Corp. CEO Wayne Leonard – $1,000
State Chamber of Commerce CEO Randy Zook – $1,000
Banker Julia Peck Mobley – $1,000
Former USA Drug CEO Stephen LaFrance – $1,000
Home Bancshares CEO John Allison – $2,000
Ad executive Craig Douglass – $2,000
Dallas Cowboys Football Scout Larry Lacewell – $2,000
Former White House Chief of Staff Mack McLarty – $2,000
Southland Racing Corp. – $2,000
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings Law Firm – $2,000
Wal-Mart International CEO Doug McMillon – $2,000
“I am humbled by the support I have received from people all across Arkansas as I begin my campaign for governor,” McDaniel said. “We are building a campaign that will make our state proud and will be strong enough to fight off the outside special interest groups that we know will try to influence this race. A real campaign structure won’t begin to come together until next year, but this first round of contributions will be very helpful as we build a campaign from the ground up.”