Conway’s campaign cash nearly doubles Paul’s stash, but debt higher

Democrat Jack Conway, left, and Republican Rand Paul are running for U.S. Senate in Kentucky.

Democrat Jack Conway, left, and Republican Rand Paul are running for U.S. Senate in Kentucky.

By Bill Estep –

Attorney General Jack Conway had nearly twice as much cash on hand for his U.S. Senate campaign than his Republican rival, Rand Paul, at the end of June, reports show.

Conway reported $703,012 in the bank at the end of the April 1 to June 30 quarter and debt of $331,209, according to a summary of his campaign-finance report released Thursday.

Of that debt, $250,000 is money Conway loaned his campaign, which doesn’t have to be repaid, said Allison Haley, spokeswoman for the campaign.

Paul reported having $360,635 cash on hand at the end of the second quarter and a debt of $57,506, according to a summary released by his campaign.

Both candidates have since taken part in fund-raisers to push up their campaign accounts.

The reports show Paul took in more in contributions than Conway during the second quarter — $1.13 million compared to $1 million.

Overall, Paul had raised more than $3.5 million during the Senate race and spent more than $3.1 million by the end of June, his report showed.

Conway reported total receipts of almost $4 million total during the race and expenditures of $3.28 million. Conway loaned his campaign $525,000 of his total, all of it before the May 18 primary.

Paul, a Bowling Green eye surgeon, has not loaned his campaign any money, reports show.

The summaries show each candidate spent more in the second quarter than they received in contributions.

For Paul, the gap was slight — $1.13 million in net contributions and $1.18 in spending.

Conway, however, reported spending $1.7 million in the second quarter — $700,000 more than what donors gave him — as he fended off a strong bid from Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo for the Democratic nomination. He reported $675,000 cash on hand three weeks before the primary to help fuel his final push, however.

Conway’s margin of victory over Mongiardo was less than one percent of the votes cast.

There has been a marked difference in contributions from political-action committees to Conway and Paul so far, the summary sheets show.

As of June 30, Conway had gotten $265,788 from PACs. Paul had gotten $8,820.

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  1. neverspun says:

    Not much money for all the teabags needed to start the general election campaign, Randy.

  2. Tea It Up! says:

    He won’t need much money to be likes of Conway. What a do nothing joke he has been as an AG. Paul had his tough election in primary and won by a landslide.

  3. FormerDemocrat says:

    Paul will need a lot more money, especially considering Jack Conway can write himself $400,000 checks.

  4. Skip says:

    Well, Randy fired David Adams- which is a good start; but money is not going to cover up the crazy.

    At the end of the day ‘Self Service’ Rand Paul is just an entitled Libertarian nutcase, who couldn’t be bothered with public service unless it came with a Senators pay.

  5. Prof. Gilligan says:

    Headline: “Conway’s campaign cash nearly doubles Paul’s stash, but debt higher”

    A Democrat politician who into running up debt?!?!? I’m shocked!

  6. Jack McCock says:

    It won’t really matter much if Jack Conway can write himself $400,000 checks if by November a majority of Kentuckians don’t vote for him. While money is important in elections, if it alone determined their outcome, Michael Bloomberg would be President today. It’s a good thing that this isn’t the case.

  7. phyre says:

    Luckily Jack has the Con-Man Rand out there speaking, that is priceless for Conway.

  8. Watch4Randy says:

    I wonder if, when the Internet money bombs bomb, Randy throws multiple f-bombs at his staff?
    Hence, loyal supporters like Adams walked away.
    He’s lost his lead, luster, and financial momentum.
    It’s only July! Bye-bye Randy.

  9. HUGOO says:

    You are deceptive. You are as bad as your buddy Gerth.

  10. The General says:

    Hey Paultards:

    The NWO rules

  11. GermantownDem says:

    Little Jackie has to loan himself money for his campaign? Come on Jackie, buck up and raise the money. That is if you didn’t lose your buck years ago.

  12. Big Ben 4 liberty says:

    Hey General! Your disorganized “army” of delusional, pseudo-intellectual Keynesian hacks does not intimidate me. Sorry but your incompetent yes man from Lousyville does not have a chance to give the next Senate Democrat leader the reach around (as Dingy Harry Reid is a dead man walking). And you only wish you had the NWO to rule over you and your group-think friends.

  13. The General says:

    Sorry but Keynes is one of the greatest economists in human history. Our nation has had fewer recessions and better financial success since his ideas became mainstream.

    Regardless of what happens in November, Rand will have a place making a six figure sallary promoting his doom and gloom philosophy much like his anti-sematic father.

    Any way NWO 4 Life!!! Scott Hall could knock the toupe off Rand Paul’s head any day of the week.

  14. Harold says:

    Hey Flip Flop Rand, the public wonders what you really stand for. Its like its a different opponent so Paul stands for different things now.
    He even support Mr Establishment now. Quite a change for little Paul.
    No wonder the fundraising is slower now.

  15. SayWhat? says:

    General, you are so misinformed and incorrect about Keynesian economics as you are in your spelling of anti-Semitic.
    I do agree regarding Fool Ron and Fool Rand though.