How did Ray Meier manage to raise funds for his campaign during the first quarter of 2006? He did it the quick and easy way, of course, by drilling a very few people for all the money they had.
For example, Ray hit the Recors of Recor Associates Accountants pretty hard. Larry Recor gave 4,200 dollars. Lawrence Recor gave 4,200. Mary Ann Recor gave 4,200 too.
That's the maximum for the entire campaign season. The Recors have nothing left to give.
This kind of fundraising is like the cocaine of politics. It provides a short-lived high, but when that high is done, there's nothing left, and so the campaign needs another hit. Who will Ray Meier turn to next? Is he going to hit every accountant in the district?
This Ray Meier campaign is about as stable as a hippopotamus standing on one leg - big top, narrow base. One kick from a determined mule could send it tumbling down. A better fundraising strategy is low, but broad, with many contributors giving small amounts, so that the campaign can come back to them for more.
Ray Meier doesn't seem to understand this concept, but that shouldn't come as a surprise. This is the same guy who introduced himself to the 24th District with the shortest online announcement speech ever: "Hello, world".