From the Federal Election Commission’s searchable online database of campaign contributions, here is a summary of money raised through the end of 2011 for California Congressional District 47, which includes Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, the Joint Forces Training Base and as far east as Westminster and Garden Grove — stuck like a carbuncle on the east side of Long Beach.
(Candidates that showed zero net receipts are not included.)
|CANDIDATE NAME||NET RECEIPTS||NET DISB||CASH||DEBT|
|KUYKENDALL, STEVEN T||$69,876||$32,217||$37,659||$9,040|
Long Beach Councilman Gary DeLong has the second largest net recipts, after Troy Edgar. In December, DeLong’s campaign received a $1,000 donation from Valero Energy Corporation’s political action committee. Close to $408,000 in contributions came from individuals — almost sixty individuals gave the maximum $2500. (Contributors from outside the district live in San Jose, Santa Barbara, Lake Arrowhead, Woodland Hills, and Beverly Hills)
Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar has the largest net receipts but, on the surface, also has the biggest debt. Looking behind the summary, that debt turns out to be a personal loan from Edgar to his campaign. A whisper over $82,000 has been contributed by individuals in amounts ranging from $250 to $2500.
Former Congressman Steven Kuykendall has the smallest war chest of the major candidates at a hair under $70,000. All his contributions have come from individuals.
Long Beach Councilman Alan Lowenthal, the lone Democrat, has pulled in close to $55,000 in contributions from political action committees for unions and shipping concerns. The remainder of contributions to his campaign come from individuals — he wins for the individual contributor farthest afield, a contributor from the state of Connecticut. In contrast to the other candidates, his small number (20) of individual contributors tended to give more — almost half the maximum $2500.
Map of California Congressional Districts 46 (on the right/east) and 47. Graphic courtesy of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.
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