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Jo Clifton is the Politics Editor for the Austin Monitor.
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Another look at cash in District 4
Thursday, October 9, 2014 by Jo Clifton
A couple of days ago when we wrote about the many candidates running for mayor and the 10 districts, we tried to include all those who had raised significant cash or had garnered enough endorsements to be called credible candidates. We failed to mention Marco Mancillas, one of eight candidates running for District 4. Mancillas has raised more money than some of those who have gotten more attention and endorsements. Mancillas reported this week that he had raised nearly $34,000 and spent only about $7,000. Mancillas, the former executive director of the Hispanic Physicians Association, lists more than 45 doctors as contributing to his campaign. Three other candidates in the race have garnered more attention. Greg Casar of Workers Defense received several labor endorsements, as well as endorsements from Democratic clubs and environmental groups. He has also collected the most money and has almost $44,000 in the bank. Katrina Daniel has the backing of numerous business leaders and won the endorsement of the Austin Police Association PAC as well as the Homebuilders PAC. Laura Pressley, who can count on support from the slice of District 4 that supported Ron Paul for president, also won an endorsement from the Austin Neighborhoods Council. She reported having $27,000 in the bank after spending nearly $36,000.