Skip to main content

The Journal Gazette

Monday, November 12, 2018 6:30 pm

Allen GOP easily wins money race, too

The Journal Gazette

The Allen County Republican Party raised more than three times as much money as the county's Democratic Party did heading into the Nov. 6 election that the GOP dominated.

The Republicans' pre-election campaign finance report covering April 14 through Oct. 12 showed the organization raised more than $109,000, spent more than $70,000 and had more than $64,000 in cash for the final weeks of the campaign.

Democrats reported raising about $31,500 and spending more than $26,000 in the same time, and they had roughly $30,000 in cash for the stretch run.

Top Republican contributors included the campaign for County Prosecutor Karen Richards, $10,150; Kelly Automotive Group, $10,000; and County Commissioner Therese Brown, nearly $8,900. Brown and Richards ran unopposed for re-election.

Leading Democratic contributors were Courtney Tritch's congressional campaign, $2,400, and the Democrats' 3rd Congressional District organization, $2,000. Tritch lost the 3rd District race to Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Banks.

Not including township-level races, Republicans won 38 of 42 partisan offices listed on Allen County's election ballots.