Wednesday, October 10, 2007
"Diamond Jim" Schellinger Tops Carson Contributor List
Rep. Julia Carson's (D) congressional campaign committee raised a mere $8,734.15 in the most recent quarter. Nearly half of that amount, or $4,200 came from "Diamond Jim" Schellinger and his wife, Laura. Let's just say that was a little thank you to Carson for her very odd decision to back a man with whom she has absolutely nothing in common in his bid for the 2008 Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Carson's campaign spent more than it took in this quarter. Half of that amount went to pay the salary of Melissa Lear, another $1,000 was used to buy tickets to Indiana Black Expo and most of the rest was related to expenses for the campaign's office space in the Indiana Democratic headquarters. Commenting on Carson's anemic fundraising efforts to date, Blue Indiana say "Carson's health is quickly becoming a story, if for no other reason than answers have been hard to come by, and this quarterly filing will only add fuel to that fire."