That’s how much Joe Pickett has in his campaign coffer for his run against incumbent Isabel Salcido for her seat on City Council. Rep. Salcido represents District 5 on El Paso’s east side.
You’ll remember that in her first term in office, Ms. Salcido approved almost half a billion dollars in Certificate of Obligation debt for Quality of Life projects.
And all you got was this lousy t-shirt. Oh, wait, your mom bought you that when she went to Vegas. Never mind.
Mr. Pickett got all that money from one campaign donor, the Joe C. Pickett Campaign. I guess Mr. Pickett had some extra money left over from his previous campaigns running for State Representative.
Ms. Salcido reports $34,492.75 in retained campaign contributions as of the last day of the reporting period. That’s a lot of money for a City Rep campaign. But if it comes down to money, Mr. Pickett has a 9 to one advantage.
Should be interesting. Given the disparity in their campaign coffers, I wonder how much more money Ms. Salcido’s supporters are likely to kick in.