In the reports the candidates filed earlier this month, 30 days before the election, Antcliff raised more that Arditti, $15,815 to $7,500, but spent less, $12,518 to $16,714.
Arditti has reported spending just over $170,000 in her primary race and runoff and general election races. One thing really stands out in her campaign finance totals: Of the $170,116 she has reported spending, she has only raised $27,223 in outside contributions.
The issue arose last week when she was being interviewed on KHRO-AM by Barbara Perez, and Arditti reportedly said she was using credit cards to finance most of her campaign.
The last time I heard that was from former County Judge Dolores Briones, who once told me she financed much of her first campaign with credit cards in 1998 and lived off them as well leading up to the time she took office. Why? She simply didn’t have a job.
The fact that she was unable to pay off that debt caused Briones a lot of grief and embarrassment over the years. She even went to the county salary grievance committee to make her case for a raise as the lowest paid county judge of a major county in Texas, and played on being Hispanic, female and a single mother.
Early voting records fall; Arditti hitting credit cards to finance … Newspaper Tree, TX – 3 hours ago After the election, she will have until March 2009 to take limited campaign contributions and use them to repay herself. If her credit card debt is large, …