From the Friends of David R. Craig:
County Executive Craig’s Statement on the 2013 Campaign Finance Report
Harford County Executive David R. Craig attempted to file his 2013 Annual Campaign filing report Wednesday, however, a series of technical problems in the campaign’s software system which is distributed by Aristotle, Inc. led to a late submission. This submission will require an addendum. The addendum will not reflect any changes in the account balances, contribution, or expenditures. The addendum will be filed for the sole purpose of correcting a categorization error that has been encountered with the new software.
County Executive Craig, who has a history of timely and accurate financial reports is working with the Maryland State Board of Election and Aristotle, Inc. to correct the problem.
“My campaign team is working around the clock to file a complete report as soon as possible” said Mr. Craig.
County Executive Craig has raised $231,103.00 this year toward a potential run for office in 2014. The account has a cash balance of $200,736.36. In addition to his own campaign, County Executive Craig spent much of 2012 assisting the Maryland Republican team and Gov. Mitt Romney.
“Until now, we have been running a light operation realizing that the party’s full efforts and finances needed to be invested in the recent national election. I am confident that the work we accomplished this past year, both in terms of fundraising and relationship development will position me as a contender for whichever office I choose to seek” said the County Executive.
The way David Craig treats educators in Harford County, it won’t matter when he files his papers. He hasn’t got a shot in hell because every educator in the state will vote against him and his Darth Vaderish policies towards teachers!
big timer liberal says
Hell yeah bro, let’s get a big time liberal in office so people like me who don’t work can collect a bigger paycheck. Good idea man.
Better than a pea brained crony politician who is only out to starve public education.
I recall that it was only the teachers’ union who refused to accept the “bonus.” The other 4 bargaining units said, “Yes, please, and thank you.” So how’d that work out for the teachers’ union, eh? A massive PR nightmare. Alas, no do-overs in these times of zero-tolerance. Simple formula: you offer me money……I accept graciously. Or not. Fini. So, again, how can you blame Mr. Craig for the union’s lack of common sense?
Mary Pierzchalski says
Maybe everyone should contribute to David Craig’s campaign fund! What a great idea!! Maybe all of the teachers could contribute to his campaign fund! Oh wait……..it was the Harford County employees that got a raise, but NOT the teachers!! Darn, another good idea gone bad!!!
Maybe the “problem” is trying to figure out how to exclude “Walmart” from the report without “technically” breaking the law… these things take time. #snarky
Unidentified cash and “pay-to-play” monies would be a “technical problem” when trying to make campaign finance records APPEAR legal. They’ll have it all worked out by next reporting cycle.
Maybe outsourcing to some IT gurus from India would make it go more smoothly.
Walmart won’t be excluded (some $$ will show) It has to look reasonable.
Really? Technical problem? So what we are saying here is that a guy who will manage a VAST and complex IT infrastructure cannot manage to get a SINGLE piece of software to generate the right filing at the right time? To understate :this does not been trust in his ability to manage.
I was pleased to see the deadline was missed, and assumed it was intentional (since no serious contender would fail at this simple task.) Was disappointed, therefore, to hear Mr. C. is going ahead anyway. I think there are many other positive ways for him to continuing to serve our region than wasting time on the governor’s race. The only people poised for success in this endeavor are the paid campaign marketers and minions. Hope they all spend their new dollars in Harford County 🙂