When you read the overview story about how much a candidate raises, its just a big number. It's interesting to look at the itemized contributors for Rep. Bill Owens.
There's the usual unions, medical trade associations from anethesiogists right on throught the alphabet....there are corporations and three separate PACs representing the sugar industry.
Five grand from NARAL, a little from Mike Schell and June O'Neill......Wal-Mart and the Egg Association have a piece of the Owens campaign.
Yippee...the National Beer Wholesalers are in for 5K...and even Bea Schermerhorn (remember the commercials) chipped in $250.
My radio bosses gave and so did the picture frame lady who hosted a Patty Ritchie soire. Alex Bay developer Pat Donegan was on the Owens list as were firefighters and some group advocating rural electrification (I thought we had that already).
Insurance and finance people are in...so is the National Thoroughbred Racing crowd. There's letter carriers, bricklayers and communication workers.....
I didn't see Ted Ford....but he's there is spirit, I am sure.
We will look over the Doheny filing when it's available..
The interesting thing will be how many of the same people are on both filings...Those are the real players.
Watertown Daily Times | Owens 3-week haul: $163,174