Dana Kaplan, candidate for New Orleans City Council District B in the Dec. 8 runoff election, raised $153,000 in campaign contributions from mid-October to mid-November, outpacing her opponent LaToya Cantrell by more than $100,000, according to campaign finance reports filed yesterday with the Louisiana Ethics Administration.
Kaplan, who went into the latest reporting period with $20,000, spent $114,000, and had $58,000 cash on hand by Nov. 18, the last day covered by the 10th day prior to general election report. Her opponent for the seat, LaToya Cantrell, was far behind Kaplan, raising only $32,000 and spending $28,000. Cantrell had just under $11,000 on hand as of Nov. 18.
Supplemental reports show that Kaplan collected $29,000 and Cantrell collected $8,000 in contributions between Nov. 18 and today.
Notable Kaplan contributions in the most recent reports: $4,000 from the Southern California Fund, (a leadership PAC run by Kaplan's brother-in-law Congressman Brad Sherman, which has contributed $5,000 total throughout her campaign); $4,000 from developer Sean Cummings ($1,500 before the Nov. 6 primary and $2,500 after); $2,500 from Mayor Mitch Landrieu's election campaign; $2,000 from political strategist and commentator James Carville; $1,000 from Louisiana House Speaker Pro Tem Walt Leger's campaign; and $500 from banker/developer Joseph C. Canizaro.
Notable Cantrell contributions in the most recent reports: $2,500 from attorney Keith Hardie; $2,500 from political consultant William Rouselle; $2,500 from Doug Ahlers of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government; $2,500 from the Reily Foods Company; $2,500 from Richard's Disposal; and $250 from District C Councilwoman Kristin Palmer's election campaign.