A Bit of House Cleaning on Campaign Finance

Chart Westcott and Heath Cheek check out information on potential voters while knocking on doors on Feb. 15. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Chart Westcott and Heath Cheek check out information on potential voters while knocking on doors on Feb. 15. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

In our March edition, we listed the biggest contributors to the District 108 Republicans since July 1. The list included names and dollar amounts but no other information.

There’s a woman named Sally Jordan who lives in the Park Cities, and she tells me her friends were surprised to see her name next to “$5,000″ on the list of Chart Westcott’s biggest contributors. Well, we should clarify that those dollars came from another Sally Jordan, who lives in Santa Barbara, Calif.

While we’re discussing campaign finance, here’s an interesting statistic that’s been mentioned on this blog only in a comment: Westcott spent a total of $1,199,989.90 in this campaign and received 3,709 votes. That comes out to $323.53 per vote. Morgan Meyer spent $63.47 per vote, and Court Alley spent $28.31 per vote.

By Dan Koller Mar. 7, 2014 | 4:33 pm | 5 Comments | Comments RSS
5 comments to "A Bit of House Cleaning on Campaign Finance"
  1. Real McCoy @ March 7, 2014 at 5:48 pm
    $323 per vote…talk about a terrible ROI. He should’ve allocated that money towards people who actually know how to run a campaign. Things like a consistent message and no typos certainly would have been a good start. No one thought Chart was going to be able to end Obamacare or kick Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi out of DC, as his mailers suggested.

    Too late now, though. The runoff will be a landslide.

  2. XT @ March 7, 2014 at 10:53 pm
    Heath Cheek? C’mon, they’re making up names now.

  3. OK... @ March 8, 2014 at 12:18 am
    I know we are in Texas but not in a rural part or small country town. If you are running for political office and show up in jeans, polo and a fleece vest I would have a hard time considering you a serious candidate.

  4. Dress For Success @ March 8, 2014 at 11:57 am
    Ok…..makes a great point! This is particularly important for such a young candidate. If he wants to look serious and mature, he should always be dressing a little more seriously. I’m sure he is trying not to look pretentious and more “down home”, but this outfit makes him look like a frat boy!

  5. HPscot94 @ March 10, 2014 at 12:09 am
    RealMcCoy… clearly an Allen Media employee. Are you even trying?

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