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Wednesday, November 2,2011

Follow the money

A look at campaign finance report filings since Friday.

by Andy Balaskovitz

1st Ward


Lynne Martinez


Aug. 23-Oct. 23: $16,485.43


Total: $24,377.35


Notable contributors: Pat Gillespie ($500);
Chris Swope ($50); Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce PAC ($5,000);
Lansing Association for Human Rights PAC ($700); Blue Cross Blue Shield
of Michigan PAC ($1,000); Virg Bernero ($300 personally and $100 from
campaign committee); Eric Schertzing ($125); Sam Eyde Construction
Company ($100)*




Jody Washington


Aug. 23-Oct. 23: $9,237


Total: $16,347.19


Notable contributors: UAW V-PAC ($2,500);
Carol Wood ($50); James Herbert, CEO of Neogen ($200); Operating
Engineers Local 324 PAC ($1,000); Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 333
PAC ($1,000)


3rd Ward


A’Lynne Robinson


Jan. 1-Oct. 23: $6,365


Total: $6,365


Notable contributors: Pat Gillespie ($100);
Chris Swope ($25); Mid Michigans Patient Group ($25)**;Pretendicia LLC
($100); Virg Bernero ($100 from campaign committee); CAP PAC ($2,000);
Joel Ferguson ($250) 




Jason Wilkes


May 27-Oct. 23: $1,160


Total: $4,400


Notable contributors: Carol Wood ($25); Kitty Lipsky of Teamsters Local 580 ($100); John Pollard ($50)




At-Large


Rory Neuner


Aug. 23-Oct. 23: $7,755


Total: $25,983


Notable contributors: Pat Gillespie
($1,000); Chris Swope ($50); Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce PAC
($8,000 total); Lansing Association for Human Rights PAC ($450 total)




Derrick Quinney


Aug. 22-Oct. 23: $10,270


Total: $24,002.83


Notable contributors:
Michigan Education Association PAC ($150); Operating Engineers Local
324 PAC ($500); Kelly Rossman-McKinney ($100); Chris Swope ($100); IBEW
C.O.P.E. ($1,000); Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 333 PAC ($1,000);
Brian Jeffries ($200)




Tom Stewart


Aug. 23-Oct. 23: $3,110


Total: $12,680.39


Notable contributors: CAP PAC ($5,000 total)




Carol Wood


Aug. 23-Oct. 23: $4,970


Total: $13,535


Notable contributors: Eric Hewitt ($100);
Operating Engineers Local 324 ($300); Plumbers and Pipefitters Local
333 ($700 total); Jason Wilkes ($20); Citizens for a Better Government
($1,250)




* Martinez said she returned this
contribution out of fear it would have violated campaign finance laws
for accepting a contribution from a corporation.


** MichiganMessenger.com reported Monday that this
contribution is from a not-for-profit corporation, which also would
have been illegal. Robinson told City Pulse Tuesday that her campaign
is resolving the issue and would return the money if required.

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