View Full Version : Q2 Fundraising numbers released, Liberal numbers "scary"

Camo tung
08-01-2014, 01:30 PM

08-01-2014, 03:25 PM
What's the jist? Scary is in huge? or Scary is in... dwindling?

08-01-2014, 03:37 PM
Liberal fundraising slides to ‘scary’ numbers, says party official

The federal Liberal Party appears to have lost some of its fundraising momentum while the New Democrats are gaining ground.

Newly released fundraising numbers, called "scary" by the Liberals' fundraising director, show the party raked in more than $2.8 million in the second quarter of this year.

But that's roughly $100,000 less than what the party collected in the same three-month period in 2013 when Justin Trudeau was chosen to lead the Liberals.

Fewer donors

And the party also saw a decline in the number of donors, from just over 38,000 in April, May and June of 2013 compared with slightly more than 32,000 who gave the party money over the same time frame this year.

The Conservatives, meantime, also took in less money in the second quarter of 2014, but from more donors.

Nearly 36,000 people donated $4.7 million to the Conservatives under Prime Minister Stephen Harper during the same period.

In the second quarter of 2013, the Tories collected $4.86 million from 30,437 donors.

The New Democrats took in about $1.5 million in the quarter from 21,013 donors.

NDP pulls in more, from more

That's up significantly on both counts for the Official Opposition, which saw donations totalling more than $1.37 million from fewer than 19,000 donors in the second quarter of 2013.

In a fundraising message delivered to party supporters earlier this week, Christina Topp, the Liberals' senior fundraising director, said the numbers are troubling.

"Q2 fundraising numbers were just released and they are scary," Topp wrote in her email.

She thanked supporters while encouraging them to do more.

"Our own progress is incredible — we've rallied over 30,000 donors for the past five quarters!" she wrote. "But they (the Conservatives) are pushing on strong and we need your help to keep up our great momentum."

I guess the natives can't be bothered funneling any billions back to the LPC.

08-01-2014, 05:08 PM
People put too much stock in how much money they raise.

How they spend it is much more important. Oh.. that and their message.

Camo tung
08-01-2014, 05:53 PM
They're not going to get by on great hair alone.

08-01-2014, 06:31 PM
They're not going to get by on great hair alone.

I thought there was some debate on that.

08-01-2014, 08:56 PM
I thought there was some debate on that.

I would debate it. It's moderately fabulous, but not great:p.

Isn't that just a 15% drop for the LPC? Is that major for a political party? Especially as the numbers are compared to when the hair was graciously presented to us, which must have been worth at least 15% in the first place?

08-01-2014, 09:44 PM
With the GTA's trend to vote in Liberal scum.....and of course the GTA being the centre of Canada's Universe, be very afraid....

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Donny Fenn
08-01-2014, 10:13 PM
I'm sure third quarter will go up as all their supporters will be at their summer jobs while away from school.