( Jeff Gorell @ a Tea Party protest.)
Republican State Assembly candidate Jeff Gorell has been successful so far in clearing the primary field of any challengers. His latest finance reports that will be sent out to newspapers Wednesday will show he has a strong foundation for the general election.
Here are some of the numbers he is going to be report:
1. $226,000 raised
2. 350 donations from the region (Santa Barbara, Ventura, and parts of Los Angeles County).
3. 412 donations total
When the reports come out we can look at it to see what % comes from individuals or interest groups.
As of today he is going to go into the general election as the frontrunner. It is unclear if Democrats can organize enough local grassroots support to hold him off until the state parties get more involved. So far Democrats are divided between Ferial Masry and Ernest Morell. because Ferial Masry has name ID left over from her last three runs for this seat I assume she is currently the frontrunner for the nomination.
If my question of the week for 35th State Assembly District is popular enough I will start asking questions for the candidates for this seat too.
I will post a widget for Ferial Masry's campaign when she sends it to me.