Q4 reports show Sanders, Griffin, Rutledge with large fundraising leads over rivals

by Roby Brock ([email protected]) 878 views 

Fourth quarter filings for Arkansas candidates running for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General show major fundraising leads for Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

Griffin and Rutledge have benefitted from transferring money from their gubernatorial runs into the races for Attorney General and Lt. Governor.

During the fourth quarter reports, which cover money raised from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021, the breakdown among candidates for three major races – Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General – were as follows.

GOVERNOR
Dr. Anthony Bland – D
Q4 money raised – $205
Total money raised – $3,575
Cash on hand – $2,147

Ricky Dale Harrington – L
Q4 money raised – $620
Total money raised – $5,828
Cash on hand – $1,461

Dr. Chris Jones – D
Q4 money raised – $328,846*
Total money raised – $1,300,461*
Cash on hand – $330,965*

Supha Xayprasith-Mays – D
Q4 money raised – $7,600
Total money raised – $15,000
Cash on hand – $14,200

James ‘Rus’ Russell – D
Q4 money raised – $636
Total money raised – $6,008
Cash on hand (-$1,320)
($4,000 loan)

Sarah Huckabee Sanders – R
Q4 money raised – $1,626,070*
Total money raised – $12,892,345*
Cash on hand – $7,342,155*

LT. GOVERNOR
Chris Bequette – R
Q4 money raised – $3,575
Total money raised – $16,405
Cash on hand – $17,704
($15,000 loan)

Dr. Greg Bledsoe – R
Q4 money raised – $52,650*
Total money raised – $305,573*
Cash on hand – $256,282*

Kelly Krout – D
Q4 money raised – $33,508
Total money raised – $88,625
Cash on hand – $41,074
($100 loan)

Sen. Jason Rapert – R
Q4 money raised – $47,849
Total money raised – $346,646*
Cash on hand – $215,404*

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge – R
Q4 money raised – $769,198*
Total money raised – $769,198*
Cash on hand – $758,512*

Doyle Webb – R
Q4 money raised – $51,865*
Total money raised – $253,610*
Cash on hand – $209,014*

Joseph Wood – R
Q4 money raised – $32,010
Total money raised – $101,264
Cash on hand – $23,646

ATTORNEY GENERAL
Jessie Gibson – D
Q4 money raised – $31,146
Total money raised – $146,621
Cash on hand – $81,036
($25,000 loan)

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin – R
Q4 money raised – $124,600*
Total money raised – $2,229,688*
Cash on hand – $1,722,959*

Leon Jones – R
Q4 money raised – $6,732
Total money raised – $65,122
Cash on hand – $29,608

* Includes primary and general election activity.

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