Esty had collected more than $2.7 million overall in contributions and loans, including more than $650,000 in contributions in the third quarter that ended on September 30. But she had spent more than $2.4 million, leaving about $282,000 on hand at the end of the third quarter, according to public records.
Roraback still trails in the money-raising race, having collected $1.118 million overall, according to the latest statistics that were just released on October 15. After spending more than $800,000, Roraback had more than $306,000 on hand – slightly ahead of Esty.
One of the biggest differences so far is that Esty loaned $525,000 of her own money to her campaign during the primary, while Roraback loaned $25,000 of his own money during the primary – a difference of $500,000. Since the last reporting period ended on July 25, the two candidates are relatively close in the fundraising battle. But Esty maintains the overall edge with $2.7 million in contributions and her own loans.
Roraback’s overall total does not include his latest fundraisers in October, including a visit Sunday by U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to a private home in Greenwich. It also does not include the upcoming fundraiser on Wednesday in New York City with former Secretary of the State Henry Kissinger, who has owned a large estate for more than 25 years in Roraback’s district in Kent. Kissinger’s wife, Nancy, already contributed money to Roraback during the four-way Republican primary that Roraback won in August. Continue reading