Council gadfly Cynthia Ward’s campaign reported raising only $90 between September 23 and October 10, according to her most recent periodic campaign report.
According to the Ward for Mayor campaign’s Form 460 covering that critical period, the campaign spent $3,218 – mostly on printing flyers. Her campaign has spent a total of $17,826 to date, and reported $2,518 cash-on-hand.
Yesterday, Ward did report late campaign contributions totaling $5,900 – including a $2,000 check from Rev. Lou Sheldon. Sheldon founded the Traditional Values Coalition and authored the book “The Agenda: The Homosexual Plan to Change America.”
Thus far, virtually all voter advocacy for Ward’s candidacy has been via independent expenditures by the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA), the liberal county government union that also represents Anaheim city employees. OCEA has endorsed progressive Democrat Ashleigh Aitken for mayor, but is targeting GOP voters with pro-Ward mailers in an attempt to help Aitken by drawing votes away from Republican front-runner Harry Sidhu.