Gina Raimondo’s campaign war chest passes $1 million markNovember 1st, 2012 at 12:25 am by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
Raimondo raised another $234,800 during the three months ended Sept. 30, boosting the size of her campaign war chest to $1.07 million, according to a report filed late Wednesday night. The Democratic treasurer’s campaign account has so much money it earned $1,017 in interest during the last quarter.
Raimondo’s donations during the third quarter included $1,000 from Citizens Financial Group CEO Ellen Alemany; $1,000 from Emma Bloomberg, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s daughter; $500 from former Fleet Financial CEO Terrence Murray; $500 from former CVS Caremark CEO Tom Ryan; $1,000 from former Service Employees International Union president Andy Stern; $1,250 from investor and education reformer Whitney Tilson; and $4,000 from Campbell’s Soup heiress Hope Van Beuren and her relatives.
Providence Mayor Angel Taveras had $267,163 on hand and Gov. Lincoln Chafee had $242,275 as of Sept. 30.
John Robitaille, the GOP nominee for governor in 2010, received a $1,000 donation on Sept. 4 from Foster Friess, the millionaire conservative donor best-known for almost singlehandedly bankrolled a super PAC that kept Republican Rick Santorum’s presidential hopes alive this year. Robitaille had $3,312 on Sept. 30.