Dooley-Corrigan set combined record: $3.8 million
This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Oct. 17, 2010 - St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley reports raising $2.4 million, compared to almost $1.4 million for Republican rival Bill Corrigan, in the duo's last major campaign-finance reports -- filed Friday -- for the Nov. 2 election.
Their combined total sets a record for the county executive contest.
Dooley's cash on hand, as of Sept. 30: $842,997, compared to Corrigan's $474,488. Both tallies signal that the two should have enough for TV ads aimed at getting their battle out of the shadows.
Dooley has collected far more $5,000-plus donations than Corrigan, most notably the $5,001 donations that Dooley received for 10 straight days in late September from wealthy financier Rex Sinquefield. All told, Sinquefield has donated more than $130,000 to Dooley.
Corrigan's biggest donor is retired pharmaceutical businessman Dennis Jones, who has given him $75,000 -- $25,000 of it came on Sept. 28.