Beth Pearce adds $37k to war chest


Wendy Wilton says her campaign has crested the $50,000 mark, meaning the Republican challenger in the treasurer’s race brought in at least $16,000 over the last 30 days.

Incumbent treasurer Beth Pearce raised more than $37,000 over the past month, bringing her total for the cycle to $132,744.71, according to a release from her campaign.
Pearce had enjoyed a 3-to-1 fundraising edge over Republican challenger Wendy Wilton coming into this filing, though Wilton was the beneficiary of a two-week TV ad blitz from the new GOP super PAC, Vermonters First.
No word yet from the Wilton campaign on the Rutland Cuty treasurer’s fundraising haul over the past 30 days.
From the Pearce release:

Campaign Manager Ryan Emerson praised the showing, noting the high percentage of in-state contributors. “This campaign is about Treasurer Pearce’s professionalism and proven track record in the Office of State Treasurer. 94% of the total raised in the latest filing period came from in-state contributors. That is a strong endorsement of Treasurer Pearce’s commitment to strengthening Vermont’s bottom line.”

Of the 244 donors who gave between August 15 and September 15, all but 14 reside in Vermont.

“I am pleased with the strong grassroots support we are receiving from across Vermont,” said Treasurer Beth Pearce. “Vermonters are passionate about this race and the trusted professionalism I bring to the table. Despite the Great Recession and Hurricane Irene, we’ve managed to maintain the highest bond rating in New England. That’s something to be proud of.”


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