The release says, "According to fundraising reports filed today with the State Board of Elections (SBOE), Hampton Dellinger . . . is the financial frontrunner in the Democratic primary for Lt. Governor." Unfortunately for Dellinger, the reports show that the financial frontrunner on 12/31/07 was Walter Dalton, who had more than $904,000 on that date. Dellinger had under $727,000.
Dellinger's claim to have more than $910,000 is based on his cash on hand as of 1/25/08, not 12/31/07. So he is comparing apples and oranges--his cash on 1/25/08 versus others' cash on 12/31/07--but the press release doesn't say that.
Dellinger is talented. But is he ethically fit to hold public office? I hope Democrats who thought of voting for him will drop him, and consider Smathers and Besse.