Oxford leads 5th District state Senate field, when it comes to money in the bank
State Rep. Jamilah Nasheed’s return to the 5th District state Senate ballot puts her in a tight financial battle with fellow Democratic lawmaker Jeanette Mott Oxford.
The incumbent they are seeking to oust – state Sen. Robin Wright-Jones – significantly trails both candidates when it comes to money in the bank.
The latest campaign-finance reports show Oxford with the most in the bank heading into the final weeks: $27,123. Slightly behind is Nasheed, with $21,241.
Wright-Jones raised $18,755 during the period, and had $3,118 left in the bank as of June 30.
Oxford raised the most during the last three months -- $37,276 to Nasheed’s $33,002 – but Nasheed may have been hampered by her legal fight with Wright-Jones, who sought to get her rival knocked off the ballot.
Wright-Jones briefly succeeded, but the state Supreme Court later ruled in favor of Nasheed’s interpretation of the state law on redistricting.
Here's the financial rundown:
Raised $96,237 ($33,002 since April 1)
Spent $62,035 ($38,040)
Cash on hand: $21,241
Raised $58,621 ($37,276)
Spent $30,822 ($30,822)
Cash on hand: $27,123
Raised $33,545 ($18,755)
Spent $31,121 (15,649)
Cash on hand: $3,118