Roundtree leads in sheriff's campaign contributions

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 7:52 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 1:51 AM
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Richard Roundtree’s fortunes have changed.

Since defeating sheriff’s Capt. Scott Peebles in the Democratic runoff election Aug. 21, Roundtree’s campaign coffers have started filling up, bringing his total to more than $93,000 in cash and in-kind contributions.

Before the runoff, Roundtree had received a little more than $42,000 in contributions and had only about $1,500 cash on hand. In the weeks after his victory, the lieutenant with Richmond County schools Public Safety has collected another $51,000 and had nearly $32,000 cash on hand, according to a campaign finance report filed last week.

Contributions to his Re­pub­lican opponent, Freddie Sanders, have shot up also.

Since his victory over Mike Godowns in the Repub­lican primary, Sanders has raised another $37,000 in cash and in-kind contributions. Sanders has spent most of that and has only about $6,500 cash on hand, according to his report.

But the amount of money being raised by these two men does not compare to the contributions reported by one who is no longer in the running.

Accor­ding to Peebles’ most recent report, during July and August his campaign collected more than $135,000, bringing his grand total to more than $294,000 in contributions – more than all of the other candidates combined.

In the days before the runoff with Roundtree, Peebles spent most of his mountain of cash, paying out more than $189,000 on advertising, marketing and campaign events.

The majority of those expenditures went to two companies: $86,000 for Southeastern Mar­keting in Evans and $68,000 for Executive Mar­ket­ing in Augusta, which is owned by Peebles’ friend Lewis Blanchard.

The next campaign disclosure will be due Nov. 1.

CANDIDATES’ FUNDRAISING

CANDIDATE IN-KIND CASH EXPENDITURES

Roundtree $6,106.29 $87,591.87 $55,651.60

Sanders $4,100.00 $44,386.59 $37,891.13

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/09/12 - 05:58 am
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Amazing info

Let me see now..
Money didn't buy the election for sp.....& his friends made money on that election...WOW!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/09/12 - 06:01 am
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AC article says.....

Accor­ding to Peebles’ most recent report, during July and August his campaign collected more than $135,000, bringing his grand total to more than $294,000 in contributions – more than all of the other candidates combined.

GUESS WHAT----He is not in the race...move along please......Yall need to go to counseling classes to get over your grief...

Riverrunner30909
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Riverrunner30909 10/09/12 - 06:07 am
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Trying to Buy and Election
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Just like him to try and be like his Kin folk his Bro. To Buy and Election is that all you people know, you are suppose to be running for Sheiff so why are you abetting in crime yourself. Hell if you want to win and you are actually good enough to win. BO lied to win are you just as sorry.

HenryWalker3rd
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HenryWalker3rd 10/09/12 - 06:15 am
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Did they REALLY mention
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Did they REALLY mention Peebles in this article?!?

Grief counseling...lol!

The golden boy with those puppy dog eyes....i.e. the bilboard on Walton Way.

HenryWalker3rd
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HenryWalker3rd 10/09/12 - 06:34 am
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"Peebles spent most of his
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"Peebles spent most of his mountain of cash, paying out more than $189,000 on advertising, marketing and campaign events."

What a waste.

"...bringing his grand total to more than $294,000 in contributions – more than all of the other candidates combined."

If Peebles had won, someone would have been looking for more than a free car, you know.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 10/09/12 - 06:52 am
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Campaign money

one thing is for sure - someone had employment while the candidates were spending their collected donations. Money rules the world but not the voters - right?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/09/12 - 07:05 am
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You ask

Did they REALLY mention Peebles in this article?!?

Sho nuff did....:)

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 10/09/12 - 07:08 am
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This election sure is doing 1 thing.

The Down town power brokers are getting tapped out trying to back the right Democrat Sheriff candidate this year.

Question:
Why is Roundtree so apprehensive and positively outright avoiding Sanders for a debate?

I can see now a few will have that a direct line to Roundtree for that all to important "Don't go to jail, go directly home." call.

F4therTime
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F4therTime 10/09/12 - 07:10 am
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Whatever...
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became of whether Roundtree is collecting a check from the RCBOE?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/09/12 - 07:13 am
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open ya funny too

you said...
The Down town power brokers are getting tapped out trying to back the right Democrat Sheriff candidate this year.

Ain't it funny...they are tripping over each other....:):)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/09/12 - 07:31 am
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Extra cash

With all that extra cash on hand it seems Mr Rtree should be able to dressup for a good ole debate with you know who......
Go ahead & debate him.....don't be skeeered...

Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/09/12 - 07:48 am
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It would be funny to follow a

It would be funny to follow a dollar bill around these series of elections for sheriff.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/09/12 - 10:24 am
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Just an observation and

Just an observation and rhetorical question....Why does the sheriff's race generate so much money in campaign contributions? Why do certain "businesses" contribute greatly? The next position in terms of campaign donations is the DA. Why there?

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 10/09/12 - 12:08 pm
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FYI people..

...I know more than one candidate for more than one race and whether you are still in the race or not FEC rules are that you MUST report any contribution under penalty of fines....barbs directed at ANY candidate for following the law are misdirected....Ya'll are the ones who need to "get over it"....

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/09/12 - 12:13 pm
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Laundry

There must be dozens of ways to launder campaign contributions. One way might be to overpay for advertising, marketing and campaign events. That way some of the excess might come back or get otherwise re-directed.

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Riverman1 10/09/12 - 01:22 pm
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LL...yeppers. You know just

LL...yeppers. You know just like I do. Interesting that the same players are always involved with the frontrunners, too.

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