The context: Carol Schwartz‘s effort to get out the write-in vote in today’s elections—a funding-intensive undertaking.

The Number: Around $8,000

The Implications: Over the past several days, the Schwartz campaign has sent three so-called “24-hour” campaign finance reports to D.C. authorities. The reports turn up, well, not quite a frenzy of fundraising activity—about $8,000 worth—in the final hours of the longtime councilmember’s write-in campaign. Notable among the contributors to Schwartz’s Hail Mary is Jeffrey Thompson of the ubiquitous D.C. gov contractor Thompson, Cobb, Bazilio & Associates as well as the firm itself; both chipped in with donations of $500.

More updates on Schwartz’s funding to come.