At The Aggregate News, Nick Vaughn has initial coverage of today’s candidate financial report filings.
On Friday, October 18th at noon, candidates across the State of Indiana running for municipal office were required to submit their “Pre-General” financial reports which disclose the amount of money they spent and raised since May of 2019.
In an effort to make information more accessible, The Aggregate News has received financial reports for all of New Albany’s candidates. We have posted them on our Local Elections page. In the coming days, we will be analyzing the reports and will publish a story with our analysis. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to look through the reports.
As expected, Payhan’s special interest donors dug deep in an effort to keep the gravy train rolling for another four years.
Incumbent Democratic Mayor Jeff Gahan raised the most money in the reporting period and possessed $276,472.87 before spending nearly $204,000 in the same time period. He currently has around $71,000 cash-on-hand.
That’s the overview. It’s going to take a while to digest 24 pages line by line, but suffice to say that Gahan’s best out-of-town, pay-to-play friends have been extremely generous.
All the reports can be found here.
Here’s a look back.