Roberti drops to distant third in campaign cash

Dan Roberti’s congressional campaign seems to sputtering, financially speaking. After previously raising $1.1 million, Robertin reported tonight that his campaign raised less than $100,000 in the period ending June 30, when he had $288,413 in available cash.

Roberti sent out a press release listing his quarterly total at $92,940, but the report his campaign filed with the Federal Election Commission listed just $75,505. The difference is that this reporting period only covers two months, not the usual three.

GOP candidates in Connecticut had to file a pre-convention report at the end of April, which covered about a one month. To get a full quarterly result, some campaigns are issuing press releases adding the four-week totals to their results for the period ending June 30.

The other two candidates for the Democratic nomination in the 5th District reported having double and triple his available cash.

Former state Rep. Elizabeth Esty says her campaign ended the quarter with nearly $900,000 in cash on hand, while House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan, who was without a fundraising staff for nearly one-third of the quarter, still ended the quarter with $570,515 on hand.