By Brian Graves, Staff Writer
Friday, November 16, 2012 —
Rockingham Mayor and State Senator-elect Gene McLaurin out-raised and out-spent his opponent, Stanly County Commissioner Gene McIntyre, by a margin of almost 10 to 1.
However, much of McLaurin’s finances came from the state Democratic Party with in-kind services that were provided to his campaign.
The two candidates who contested for the State Senate District 25 filed their financial reports for the third quarter at the end of October.
For this reporting period alone, McLaurin shows he raised $144,510.12 and spent $128,698.96.
His total for the entire election cycle showed receipts of $204,907.77 and expenditures of $176,704.30.
McIntyre raised $17,855 during the reporting period and spent $14,240.77.
During the entire election cycle, he raised $26,842.62 and spent $20,470.05.
McLaurin’s help from the Democratic Party included $9,742.14 to Salem Printing in Winson-Salem.
The party also spent $1,950 for “opposition research.”
Largest among the in-kind contributions was $42,127.50 to The Strategy Group.
That company has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Detroit.
Strategy Group’s website says they assist campaigns with strategic direct mail, Internet advertising and general consulting.
They list both the state senate and house races as campaigns with which they were involved.
McLaurin also received $16,909.24 of in-kind donations from the state Senate Democratic Caucus, along with a donation of $1,500.
His report detailed the following expenditures for the quarter:
$1,952.48 to The Stanly News & Press of Albemarle; $685 to Anson County Democratic Party of Lilesvile; $550 to Charles Sauls Jr. of Rockingham; $12,000 to Myers Research and Strategic Services of Springfield, Va.; $500 to King Fisher Society LLC of Laurel Hill; $5,883.95 to Campaign Connections of Raleigh; $2,120.57 to Campaign Connections of Raleigh; $693.88 to Dorsett Printing Company of Rockingham; $247.50 to USPS; $250 to Tim Sauls of Rockingham; $635.16 to Richmond Rentals and Sales of Southern Pines; $72.16 to Elijah Strickland Jr. of Rockingham; $90 to USPS; $75 to Sandra Pevey of Laurinburg; $293.57 to Dorsett Printing Company of Rockingham; $1,425 to Richmond County Daily Journal of Rockingham; $200 to Sullivan Place of Wadesboro; $26.63 to BB&T of Rockingham; $125 to Scotland County NAACP of Laurinburg; $69.32 to Click and Pledge of Broomfield, CO; and $116.95 to Click and Pledge of Broomfield, CO.
As opposed to party help for his opponent, McIntyre received $5,500 of research from the state Republican Party.
His reporting lists the following contributors:
$100 from Thomas D. Hawkins of New London; $100 from Janell Hawkins of New London; $200 from Joe C. Pickler of New London; $25 from Shirley D. Lowder of Albemarle; $100 from Richard Lowder of Albemarle; $100 from Suzanne Lowder of Albemarle; $100 from Fred Stein of Concord; $1,000 from Phil Burr of Norwood; $25 from Paul B. Woodson Jr of Salisbury; $2,000 from Jerry Jordan of Oakboro; $500 from Doug Surratt of Davidson; $250 from Gus Schad of Albemarle; $500 from Ron Crawley of New London; $500 from Karmen Mock of Albemarle; $50 from Martha Dyer White of Albemarle; $50 from Ann A. Liles of Albemarle; $250 from Peter Edquist of Misenheimer; $250 from Windell L. Talley of Stanfield; $125 from Harry M. Beeker of Norwood; $250 from Jamie M. Beeker of Stanfield; $2,000 from Joshua J. Morton Jr. of Albemarle; $125 from Larry Wayne Gibson of Albemarle; $100 from John C. Lefler of Misenheimer; $25 from Paul B. Woodson Jr of Salisbury; $75 from Brett Miller of Mills River; $200 from Thomas M. McInnis of Ellerbe; $500 from William B. Lilly of Norwood; $250 from Rodney Craig Pierce of Salisbury; $25 from Mickel L. Kirk of Richfield; $125 from Carl L. Ford from China Grove; $50 from Ann A. Liles from Albemarle; $25 from Raymond J. Miller of Albemarle; $500 from G.T. Rabe Jr. of Albemarle; $25 from Joe Helms of Peachland; $50 from Mark Schenck of Wagram; $250 from Don Abernathy of Albemarle; $100 from James E. Nance of Albemarle; $250 from Susan H. Massey of Albemarle; $1,000 from Henry W. Culp III of New London; $50 from Phillip J. Kirk Jr. of Raleigh; $50 from Dr. Eric Johnson of Albemarle; $50 from Fran Albritton of Locust; $50 from Philip J. Kirk Jr from Raleigh; $75 from Lindsey Dunevant of Albemarle; $75 from Gus Schad of Albemarle; $125 from John D. Long of New London; $100 from M.C. Barr of Salisbury; $300 from Wayne Sanders of Albemarle; $100 from Bobby H. Barbee Sr. of Locust; $200 from James A. Stott of Laurinburg; $100 from Auctioneers Association of NC of Raleigh; $1,000 from Robert Ruchio Committee of Matthews; and $2,000 from Justin Burr for NC House of Albemarle.
McIntyre’s disbursements are reported as listed:
$413.13 to D’Orrs Custom Embroidery of Rockingham; $75 to Wilco 380 of Albemarle; $52.81 to Fast Stop 2 of New London; $275 to Elizabeth Edwards of Salisbury; $275 to Elizabeth Edwards of Salibury; $272 to Concord Printing Company of Concord; $50 to Billy Barringer of Albemarle; $100 to Lisa Clark of New London; $275 to Elizabeth Edwards of Salisbury; $175 to Lisa Clark of New London; $550 to Elizabeth Edwards of Salisbury; $174 to Eddie’s Signs of New London; $40 to Smith’s Grocery of Norwood; $66.20 to Wilder Grocery of Mt. Gilead; $41.54 to Murphy Gas of Albemarle; $51.14 to Stanly Hardware of Richfield; $130 to Lisa Clark of New London; $45 to USPS; $46.36 to Wilco Hess of Albemarle; $75 to Fast Stop 2 of New London; $300 to Albemarle Downtown Development of Albemarle; $572.13 to Walter Printing of Albemarle; $50 to RCCC Phi Beta Lambda of Salisbury; $40.04 to Wilco 381 of Albemarle; $59.55 to Quick Check 18 of Albemarle; $275 to Elizabeth Edwards of Salisbury; $275 to Elizabeth Edwards of Salisbury; $272.85 to Concord Printing of Concord; $663.02 to Catering By CJ of New London; $2,900.40 to Eddie’s Signs of New London; $37.92 to Wilco 380 of Albemarle; $53.44 to Wal-Mart of Albemarle; $59.24 to Fast Stop 2 of New London.
All reports are subject to being amended.