Sharen Neuhardt Continues to Outraise Mike "Who? Turner This Year
As I mentioned in my last post, we have some terrific Democratic women running for Congress in new districts that lean Republican, but with factors that could allow a capable, hard-working Democrat to slip in.
One of those is Sharen Neuhardt, who is running in the new 10th district against faceless do-nothing Mike "Who?" Turner, a former mayor of Dayton.
I have written about her previously. In this post she explains why she thinks the district — which includes all of Montgomery County (Dayton), her home base of Greene County, and part of Fayette County — is friendly to her:
I also wrote about how she outraised Turner in the first quarter:
This week, we learned that she outraised him during the first half of the year.
Since getting into the race in January, Neuhardt has raised $340,257, which is over $80,000 more than the $257,413 Rep. Turner raised in the first six months of this year.Neuhardt has raised more than twice as much from individual donors as Rep. Turner. Neuhardt out-raised Rep. Turner by a margin of more than 2-to-1 in the first quarter of the year. More than 87% Neuhardt’s donations have come from individual donors. In contrast, more than half of Rep. Turner’s funds have come from political action committees and special interests.
According to Neuhardt's campaign, Turner did pick up his fundraising pace in the second quarter, topping her total by a bit. Maybe he woke up and realized he's got a serious challenger this time and he can no longer sleepwalk through his campaign. But she still leads him overall. His total just isn't that impressive for a guy with a race on his hands.
Check her out here: