Politico is reporting that Robert Hurt has stepped up his fundraising strategy against Tommy Perriello. He's raised $115,000 since April 1st, which is about the same that he raised in twice as long during the first quarter of 2010. Of course we should also note that the original reports about Hurt's fundraising in April overstated his haul, which indicates that Hurt could be closer to $110,000 than $115,000. Who can trust him after his habitual lying about fundraising numbers and trusting Democrat Governor Mark Warner on the budget?
Hurt is also reporting $120,000 cash on hand, which is ironically about the same as the $115,000 that Virgil Goode has on hand. And Goode isn't even running! It's good to see that Hurt has stepped up his fundraising and is doubling his previous lackluster pace. But that still puts him well behind Tommy Boy, who is raising money at a record pace. In the same period as Hurt's fundraising, Perriello raised over $278,00, more than double Hurt! Hurt's $120,000 cash on hand is nothing compared to Perriello's $1,550,000 on hand!! Holy cow!
Supporters of Hurt keep on saying that Hurt will have the money to compete against Perriello. But how? Where are the barrels full of cash that will be dumped into the race after the primary? Why hasn't Hurt tapped into them before the primary? It's looking grim for Hurt right now, where's his bailout?!