Baldelli-Hunt getting vastly outspent by Dem challenger MorinAugust 14th, 2012 at 7:50 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
Could House District 49 be one of the sleeper races of this cycle?
State Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, D-Woonsocket, who’s made headlines and sometimes bucked leadership during her three House terms, is getting outspent in her primary race by Michael Morin, a city firefighter and union leader.
Baldelli-Hunt spent just $590 on her campaign between July 1 and Aug. 13, all of it with an otherwise unidentified vendor listed as “Lamar” (likely the advertising company). She finished with only $769 in her campaign account after receiving one donation: $200 from Sandrina Baldelli.
Morin spent $2,073 during the same period, much of it on food and fundraising. His campaign still had $2,361 on hand – three times more than Baldelli-Hunt – after collecting $4,435. Morin’s campaign contributions included $1,000 from the Providence firefighters’ political action committee.
Baldelli-Hunt won the seat in 2006 and comes from a well-known Woonsocket political family. A third candidate in the primary, Dr. Stuart Gitlow, had not reported his campaign finances as of early Tuesday evening; he had $244 on June 30. The Valley Breeze’s Sandy Phaneuf profiled all three candidates last week.