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THE EARLY LINE
Financial reports reveal who's backing whom
as 2006 election campaigns get underway

(Published August 22, 2005)

Large campaign contributors, many of them from out of town, have begun lining up as supporters of candidates for mayor in the 2006 election.

Only two of the three declared candidates, all seeking the Democratic Party's nomination, were required to file financial disclosure reports with the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance earlier this month. Candidate Marie Johns, who entered the race later than Adrian Fenty and Vincent Orange, was not required to file.

Fenty 2006, the campaign committee of current Ward 4 Councilman Fenty, reported total receipts of $213,458 from June 1 through July 31 and expenditures of $34,081.05. The campaign reported having $179,376.95 cash on hand at the end of July.

The campaign committee of current Ward 5 Councilman Orange, 2006 Orange for Mayor, reported total receipts of $126,475 from June 19 through July 31 and no expenditures during the period.

Both campaigns reported receiving numerous small contributions of as little as $25 or $50 during the reporting period. Contributors of $1,000 or more to each campaign included several companies and individuals with real estate development ties to the District of Columbia.

Listed below are all contributors of at least $1,000 that were disclosed on the Fenty and Orange campaigns' August reports, which are required by D.C. campaign finance law to be filed on a periodic basis.

Contributors of $2,000 or more (as noted) to Fenty:

Contributors of $1,000-$1,999 (amounts larger than $1,000 noted) to Fenty:

Contributors of $2,000 or more (as noted) to Orange:

Contributors of $1,000-$1,999 (amounts larger than $1,000 noted) to Orange:

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