Well, here’s an interesting tidbit from Campaign Finance Reporting Day. (July 15 is a deadline for campaign finance reports.)
Brandon Riker, Brattleboro resident and (as far as I know) the only declared candidate for Lieutenant Governor, has raised over $100,000 for his campaign.
That number almost made me shoot Vermont Coffee Company coffee out my nose.
And then I looked down the list of major donors, and one name dominated the list.
Young Brandon has given his own campaign $58,500. Other people named Riker (Brent, Craig, Julia, Leslie, Barbara, Dale, and Stephanie) have kicked in $28,000.
Nice to be a member of a family that can spare 86 grand on a newcomer’s first political campaign.