Steve Murphy is the campaign manager. Veteran fundraiser Richard L. Sullivan is deputy campaign manager. On March 4, 2003 the campaign named five national finance co-chairs: Don H. Barden of Detroit, MI, Leo Hindery, Jr. of New York, Marsha J. Murphy of Kansas City, MO, Steven J. Stogel of St. Louis, MO, and Steven Wilson of Lake Forest, IL.
2nd Q 2003: Gephardt's
disappointing take of $3.8 million, well below the campaign's target of
$5 million, was one of the major themes to emerge from the second quarter
reports. Responding to a reporter's question after the Human Rights
Campaign's presidential forum on July 15, Gephardt stated, "First of all,
we're on course. We are raising the amount that we set out to raise.
Our budget has always been $20 million this year and we're roughly very
close to half way to that goal. We've raised 9.8 or 9.9 million so
that's pretty good for political work. And I'm convinced that we're
going to raise what we need in the next six months. Look, you never
raise what you want to raise. We fell a little short of our expectations
in what we wanted to raise, but we've fixed some of the concerns that we've
had with the operation and we're going to do better." The headline
USA Today 's July 16 article by Jill Lawrence read "'Wake-up
call': Gephardt fundraising comes in light" and the bank headline of the
Post's article said "Weak Performance of Gephardt Is a Surprise."
The $3.8 million included $132,966.24 from 58 PACs and campaign committees.
1st Q 2003: The $5,951,721.26
includes $2,403,521.36 million transferred from Gephardt's congressional
campaign committee. Thus Gephardt raised $3.6 million in the quarter,
which was seen as somewhat disappointing when compared to Edwards' $7.4
million and Kerry's $7 million. $172,405.38 of the money raised came
from 60 political committees; in addition to contributions from many labor
PACS, the campaign also took in contributions from five Las Vegas casino
PACs. See also 1st
N A T I O N A L
F I N A N C E C O - C H A I R S
Barden is owner, Chairman and CEO of Barden Companies, Inc, the Majestic Star Casino, Waycor Development Company and Barden International, Inc. Barden is a top national Democratic donor.
Leo Hindery, Jr., New York, NY
Marsha J. Murphy, Kansas City, MO
Steven J. Stogel, St. Louis, MO
Steven Wilson, Lake Forest, IL
Effective Government Committee
Gephardt in Congress Committee ('02
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