Wednesday, February 01, 2012
The RTories have once again raised more than all the other parties combined. The grits seem to be excited by raising some extra money in the last quarter. I do remind them that they had a convention in January and their total includes all the fees from that conference. the grits are still raising far less than the Tories and all their talk of a new fundraising call center and a 2 million defend the leader fund , seems too little too late. Stephen Harper’s Conservatives raised nearly $23-million in 2011, stuffing another $4.1-million into their war chest in the fourth quarter of the year. This is $1-million more than the party raised in the third quarter of last year and it is above the $17.3-million the party raised in 2010. The fact that 2011 was an election year did help with fundraising. again, however, the Tories are way out in front of the other opposition parties on the fundraising front. In 2011, the official opposition NDP raised $7.5-million and has some catching up to do to the third party Liberals, who have raised a total of $10.3-million.