January 8th, 2014 7:05 pm | by NIGEL JAQUISS News | Posted In: Politics, Multnomah County

Francesconi Makes Up Fundraising Ground

francesconiJim Francesconi

In today's Murmurs column, we provided a snapshot of the fundraising of Multnomah County Chair candidates Jim Francesconi and Deborah Kafoury. At press-time on Tuesday afternoon, Kafoury led Francesconi by more than a two-to-one margin. 

But after our print deadline, Francesconi filed 111 new contributions in the secretary of state's campaign finance reporting system, totaling nearly $41,000. Those contributions, which include $1,000 from developer Jim Winkler and $1,000 from Henry Swigert, one of the owners of the Portland steel company, Esco Corp, narrowed the gap between the candidates considerably.

As of today, Francesconi has made up ground: Kafoury has now raised $100,000 since the race began and he has raised $84,000.

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