Paul Giblin of the East Valley Tribune has a new threshold for when a campaign is “largely self-funded.” If you raise over $400,000 from outside sources or you contribute under 40% of your own funds you meet Giblin’s definition of “largely self-funded.”
He goes on to compare David Schweikert to Developer Jim Pederson. He left out the fact that David has won several elections and served in both the legislature and as Maricopa County Treasurer. Pederson was a developer all his life and then tried to go straight to the U.S. Senate against a long time incumbent. Slight difference there. Pederson also kept funding his race himself up to the end. David loaned money to his campaign in the 4th quarter of 2007 and has done well raising outside funds since then.
I guess Giblin doesn’t want to talk about who’s donating to Mitchell. All the PAC money and tribal donations don’t rate in a story slanted to make Republicans look bad.