D.C. Mayor Marion Barry has spent a record $1.2 million on his re-election campaign thus far, including more than $107,600 paid to some 200 workers between Aug. 21 and Oct. 7, according to campaign finance reports filed yesterday.
Barry, who already had collected more than $1 million for his campaign before the Sept. 14 primary, yesterday reported raising $235,726 between Aug. 21 and Oct. 7. Contributions to his reelection effort now total $1,218,940.
He has spent all but $4,400 of that amount, according to the report, including a total of $403,081 on salaries and "contract services" and $807,873 on media and other expenses through Oct. 7.
The report showed that Barry paid $40,000 to Abramson Associates for media services and $16,500 to his campaign manager, Ivanhoe Donaldson, between Aug. 21 and Sept. 14 for "contract services."
The surge of cash into the Barry campaign in the last days before the primary came from a variety of bankers, attorneys, government workers and citizen activists.
Payments to Barry campaign workers range from a low of $22 to the $16,500 paid to Donaldson. The report did not specify what work the employes had done for the campaign.
All primary candidates for local office were required by law to file financial disclosure reports by 6 p.m. yesterday, but the only other Democratic mayoral contender to meet the deadline was John Ray, who reported raising $8,169 in the last weeks of the primary campaign. Ray's total contributions were $340,281, according to the report.
The Republican candidate for mayor, E. Brooke Lee Jr., reported raising $40,463 to date. He also reported personally lending $14,333 to his campaign.
Former Council chairman Sterling Tucker, whose campaign to regain that office was unsuccessful, also reported raising a significant amount of cash in the final days before the primary--$25,880--most of which came from attorneys. Tucker reported raising a total of $117,725.
David A. Clarke. who won the Democratic nomination for council chairman, reported receiving $23,659 between Sept. 8 and Oct. 10. His contributions totaled $115,005.
Although City Council Chairman Arrington Dixon, who lost the Democratic nomination for his seat to Clarke, failed to file a report yesterday, the Gay Citizens for Arrington Dixon reported raising $5,739 for his campaign.
D.C. council member Betty Ann Kane (D-At Large), who won the Democratic nomination for her seat, reported raising $10,932 in the last reporting period, for a campaign total of $49,743.
School board member Barbara Lett Simmons, who came in second to Kane in the Democratic at-large race, reported raising $3,330 in the last period, for a total of $29,375.
Acting D.C. campaign finance director Lindell Tinsley said a notice would be sent to all the candidates who did not file by the deadline yesterday, requiring them to attend a hearing on their "delinquent filing."