So maybe an “egg” is a bit of an overstatement.
But when you are running against a guy (Randy Perkins) who has the support of Democratic leaders from across the country, is willing (and more than able) to write his own checks, AND is raising money at a fairly brisk pace; raising mid-five figures might as well be a goose-egg for upstart Jonathan Chane (who is challenging Perkins in the Democratic primary in Murphy’s open seat.)
Chane posted a paltry $68,000 for the first quarter while Perkins more than quadrupled that pace (in dollars raised) posting $280,000 and to make matters worse for Chane, Perkins also tossed in another million bucks.
Where does that leave the money race in the aggregate?
Chane has about $300,000 cash on hand and, frankly, barely enough to keep his head above the waterline, while Perkins has a robust $2 million in the bank.
As best we can tell, Chane has concluded his path to victory will require a 100 percent negative campaign, as evidenced by his rhetoric at the local clubs and in his emails. If he doesn’t start raising some real dollars, however, we think his thrashing could be that of a dying fish on the dock.
Eggs. Fish. We at FloridaPolitics.com are fearlessly unafraid to mix our metaphors.