Drum roll, please.
Goode raised a whopping $3645.00 last quarter, and has a little south of $160,000 cash on hand. Last month Goode filed FEC papers to report donations he recieved, a move that has allowed for the possibility of a rematch. From the Hill:
Goode filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) — a move that allows him to raise money for the race — but he told The Hill that he hasn't made a final decision about running again in 2010.What is interesting, is that Goode's receipts do not even meet the $5000 threshold for the required paperwork. He did not have to file the papers, yet. Was his premature filing a signal to the Republican field?
Once a candidate receives $5,000, he or she must file a statement of candidacy with the FEC.
“I’m filing that because a few people have sent me donations,” Goode said.
Goode said he’s not sure when he’ll decide about a rematch and that he’s more concerned with helping the GOP win state assembly races this year.
Also, important, Goode said a "few people" have sent him donations. Goode is literally correct: a few. Only two donors met the FEC required reporting threshold of $200, one from Charlottesville ($1000) and the other from South Carolina ($2400). That leaves $245 from an unknown number of sub-$200 donors. Quite the ground-swelling of support.
While Goode still has a decent chunk of change on hand, this last quarter was absolutely terrifying.