Beth Krom outraises John Campbell in Q1 CD-48 Race

Irvine city council member Beth Krom took only three weeks from the launch of her run for Congress in California’s CD-48 against Republican Congressman John Campbell to outraise the incumbant in the first quarter 2009 filings.  The rounds up the fundraising saying Krom beat Campbell $60K to $50K.

Here is Krom’s report.  And here is Campbell’s.  Noteworthy to report.  Most of Campbell’s money came from PACs.  Almost all of Krom’s money from individuals including folks from Campbell’s backyard in Shady Canyon and Newport Beach. 

More after the Jump.

Also noteworthy on Campbell’s report; two contributions from a Maureen Campbell of Los Angeles for $4600 each filed in February before Krom jumped into the race.  One for the Primary and one for the General.  Campbell’s worried about a Primary?  And isn’t the legal limit for an individual $2400? Because if Ms. Campbell is filing on behalf of her a spouse who is not named, shouldn’t his name been on the report as well?  The Krom campaign got back to me and said this double-entry appears to be an error on the part of the Campbell camp.  But hey, I thought this guy was some sort of beancounter or something.

  7 comments for “Beth Krom outraises John Campbell in Q1 CD-48 Race

  1. Eric Cooper
    April 16, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Why is John Campbell’s report dated 2008? Wasn’t he required to file one dated 2009?

  2. Eric Cooper
    April 16, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Maurine Campbell’s receipt date is 0 2 0 7 2 0 0 8

  3. Roger
    April 21, 2009 at 7:46 am

    $4,800 is the limit for a cycle: $2,400 given to primary and $2,400 to general. The “primary” contribution does not have to be spent running against an opponent of one’s own party; it just has to be spent by midnight on primary election day.

  4. Phil
    May 4, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    raent you the one who denied that melahat was working for beth krom and that her salary at the dpoc is at 50% now? She is working part time for beth and part time for the dpoc. But in reality her full time job is working for beth. The dpoc is paying half her salary to work on beths campaign full time. Its in the register. Do you deny it now?

    With so many of us politicos out of work how is it fair that melahat can have two jobs while we dems pay for half of it?

  5. May 4, 2009 at 3:18 pm


    First, let me make this clear; sock puppetry is not allowed on this blog. Please do not represent ypurself as someone you are not if you want your comments approved in the future.

    Second, Melahat Rafiei is indeed the Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Orange County. That position is currently a part-time position. There is nothing improper with Melahat acting in the capacity as Beth Krom’s campaign manager, while also working for the DPOC. This is similar to legislative staffers working for both an elected official and as campaign staff. Happens all the time.

    The Register story did not report that the DPOC was paying for Ms. Rafiei to run Krom’s campaign. That would in fact not be legal.I am confident that the DPOC is getting more than part-time work out of their Executive Director.

  6. May 4, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Phil —
    When you asked the question, the answer I gave you was 100 percent accurate.

    I get regular messages from Melahat on DPOC activities she is managing so to suggest she’s working fulltime for Beth Krom is inaccurate.

    The DPOC is not paying half her salary to work for Beth full time; Melahat splits her time.

    But since you’re asking questions, have the copyright applications been filed and was that whole conservation a lot of talk and no action? (ohh, how vague!)

  7. darlene
    May 12, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    MeLaHat IS AT EVErY MeetTING I EVER GO To she’s everywhere for dpoc. Including at most all DEM candidate events.

    next rumor, please.

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