The at-large D.C. Council hopefuls turned in their campaign finance reports this week, and it turns out that what could have been this year’s last competitive Council race isn’t much of a race at all. That’s because of a hefty fundraising round by incumbent David Grosso and meager hauls by his challengers.
Grosso, who’s running for a second term in one of the at-large seats reserved for non-Democrats, had raised $221,575.68 as of Wednesday. By comparison, none of his his three challengers have cracked $10,000.
Republican Carolina Celnik has raised $8,213.98, while challenger Matthew Klokel has raised only $177, all of it from himself. Former Occupy activist Drew Franklin, who touted his “advantage” over Grosso last year because he “keeps it real at all times,” has pulled in just $8,481.50.