Zinga misses campaign finance report deadline
The Andrea Zinga campaign missed Sunday's legal deadline to file their campaign finance report with the Federal Election Commission.
As of this writing (Mon. 7:30 p.m. CST) no report is shown on Zinga's FEC page
**Update** Zinga's report was filed Tuesday the 17th. I can't find what time it was filed as yet, though the report was posted at around 4:30p.m. our time, just minutes ago.
Zinga reports raising $73,160.00 during the period, entirely from individual donors. Not one dime from PACs, Republican Committees, or the candidate herself.
With debts and obligations plus cash already on hand, the campaign reports $126,126.89 cash on hand as of September 30th.
Rebecca O'Halloran of the Galesburg Register-Mail reports:
Only one candidate in the 17th district congressional election filed a mandatory campaign finance report Sunday with the Federal Election Commission.
By mid-morning today Hare's opponent, Republican Andrea Zinga, still had not filed her numbers. According to the FEC, congressional candidates who spend or raise more than $50,000 during an election cycle must file their reports electronically.
Charlie Johnston, Zinga's campaign manager, said he had a problem with the filing software over the weekend and couldn't contact anyone at the FEC for assistance.
"It's not something where we tried to avoid reporting," Johnston said. Johnston said the problem is being taken care of the the numbers will be submitted this afternoon.
Phil Hare has $322,960.24 left in his campaign fund with just weeks left before the Nov. 7 election.
According to his filing, Hare has spent a total of $254,799 - of that, $244,746 was spent between July 1 and Sept. 30.
The Hare campaign has raised $342,084 during the July to September quarter, giving the campaign a total of $577,884 in contributions.
A spokesman for the Democrat said the campaign is pleased with the numbers, considering Hare was officially chosen in June to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Lane Evans.
"Phil has what he believes to be a winning strategy and we're going to stick to the campaign plan that will get us a win," Jon Samuels said. "The progress he's been able to make is pretty remarkable."
The campaign fund, along with additional contributions leading up to the election, will help fund TV and direct mail ads, Samuels said.