1:14pm

Tue May 10, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

P’Pool Flexes Fundraising Muscle

Running unopposed in the primary election, Republican candidate for attorney general and Hopkins County Attorney Todd P’Pool raised an impressive $114,335, according to the latest campaign finance reports. The 15-day reporting period is the last filing before the May 17 primary and stretches from April 15 through May 1. Records show during that time P’Pool raised the second highest amount among any candidate seeking statewide office, behind only Governor Steve Beshear, who raised $200,627 since the last filing.

In a news release, the P’Pool campaign bragged about outpacing Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway, who raised only $35,530 during that period.

“This has been a bad week for Jack Conway,” P’Pool campain spokesman David Ray said in a news release. “First, his horse loses at the Woodford Reserve and now he gets out raised by a 3-to-1 margin. Kentuckians would be smart not to bet on Jack Conway in November.”

The Conway campaign has yet to respond to our request for comment.

Overall, the P’Pool campaign has raised $466,467 compared to Conway’s $166,353, but political observers note the attorney general is also running unopposed in the primary and is not actively campaigning.

Also, it should be highlighted that over $250,000 of P’Pool’s campaign fundraising total came from his own pocket.