The recently filed third-quarter finance reports show that mayoral candidates Roberto Alves and Dean Esposito are in good financial shape for the final stretch of the campaign season.
Alves campaign raised a total of 60923.00 for the third quarter, with 47648 coming from individuals (140,163), 4,100 from PACs (12,575), and 9.175 coming from the program ad books (16,115).
Esposito raised a total of 51110.00 for the third quarter, with 44910 coming from individuals (124,945), 0 from PACs (2,500), and 6200.00 coming from program ad books (6,200).
With Election Day around the corner, these numbers indicate that both candidates will be in an excellent position to get their message out to voters. However, Alves' burn rate is significantly higher than Esposito, who has yet to attack his Democratic counterpart.
As ALWAYS with these finance reports, the devil is in the details, and I'm in the process of providing a detailed analysis of every finance report filed in an upcoming post.
Alves Oct 12th SEEC report
Esposito Oct 12th SEEC report
UPDATE The Roberto Alves campaign released the following press release
Roberto Alves Announces Third Quarter Fundraising Total
DANBURY, C.T. — Democratic candidate for Mayor Roberto Alves today announced his third-quarter fundraising total. Since announcing his campaign on January 7th Alves has raised $169,000 -- the most any candidate for Mayor of Danbury raised through their third quarter. Of this total, $61,000 was raised in the third quarter.
“I’m energized by the investment and trust that so many friends and neighbors have placed in me,” said Councilman Alves. “This is what thoughtful strategic plans, meaningful conversations, and listening to all Danbury residents look like. This kind of support shows the successes we’ve already had, and those to come – and we’re not going to stop. I’m confident that we will be successful on November 2nd, and that’s when the real work begins.” Concluded Alves.
Roberto Alves has been endorsed by the Connecticut Working Families Party, NEA Danbury, Western Connecticut AFL-CIO, AFT Connecticut, SEIU 1199 New England, CSEA SEIU Local 2001, CEUI, Carpenters Local 210 and has earned the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction. A product of Danbury’s public schools, Roberto Alves is a City Councilman At-Large and brings nearly a decade of private sector and community-driven experience to the position. He lives on West Redding Road in Danbury with his spouse Robyn, and their two children, Julius and Catalina.