Raleigh, N.C. — While Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper reported the top-line numbers from their second-quarter fundraising efforts Tuesday, detailed reports filed with the State Board of Elections provide a deeper look at where candidates are getting their money and how they are spending it.
One thing to note: the second quarter was actually four months long, rather than the usual three, because of the state's earlier-than-typical March primary. That means there's an extra month of fundraising in these reports.
In general, Cooper raised $5.12 million over the past four months, outpacing Gov. Pat McCrory's fundraising take by $1.9 million and maintaining a fundraising lead he has enjoyed since early in 2015.
Among the details included on McCrory's second-quarter report:
- $138,484.70, or about 4 percent of total fundraising in the quarter, came from small-dollar "Aggregated Individual Contributions," donations of $50 or less for which a campaign does not have to report a name and address of the contributors.
- McCrory's biggest expense of the quarter was a total of $298,670.78 paid to Targeted Victory, a company that provides various services to campaigns, including ad targeting and get-out-the-vote technology. Payroll expenses ranked second on the list for the quarter.
- Roughly 89 percent of McCrory's itemized contributions came from North Carolina during the quarter. Florida ranked second as a source of contributions, with donors there chipping in $63,683.
Here's the list of the top 10 states for donations to McCrory, including the count of donations and total amount.
Among the details included in Cooper's second-quarter report:
- $156,865.72, or about 3 percent of total fundraising in the quarter, came from small-dollar "Aggregated Individual Contributions."
- Cooper's biggest expense for the quarter was a total of $195,937.85 paid to Anzalon Liszt Grove Research, a Democratic polling firm. His second-largest expense was $136,694.10 paid to Putnam Partners, a company that produced television ads for candidates.
- Roughly 85 percent of Cooper's itemized contributions came from North Carolina during the quarter. New York ranked second as a source of contributions, with donors there chipping in $264,742.
Here's the list of the top 10 states for donations to Cooper, including the count of donations and total amount.