Politicians running for federal, state and county office are required to report their campaign finances, including contributions and expenditures.
The four contested races for those voting on the Upper Cape in the November 3 general election are the Massachusetts 9th Congressional District seat, the Plymouth and Barnstable District State Senate seat, the 5th Barnstable District state representative seat, and two seats on the Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners.
With less than a week prior to the general election, here’s a look at the campaign finances of candidates running to represent parts or all of the Upper Cape.
Massachusetts 9th Congressional District
Congressman William R. Keating (D-Massachusetts) of Bourne is being challenged by Republican Helen Brady of Concord and independent Michael Manley of Brewster for the 9th District seat.
As of October 14, Representative Keating reported $1,554,160 in available funds, which is $1.5 million more than his opponents.
Ms. Brady reported she had $11,943 on hand and Mr. Manley did not report any campaign money to the Federal Election Commission.
Rep. Keating has received $642,684 in contributions since January 1, 2019. His campaign reported that it spent $537,071 since January 1, 2019.
Most of Rep. Keating’s money comes in the form of donations of a few thousand dollars each from political action committees, such as those representing the American Medical Association, ActBlue, Eversource Energy, Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., and the Boston Scientific Corporation.
Rep. Keating also gets money in forms of less than $50 from his supporters.
All of Rep. Keating’s expenditures fund his campaign, including advertising, financial advice, office supplies, fundraising consultants, and legal consultants.
Rep. Keating’s campaign spent about $109,769 on fundraising consultants.
Of that, $97,549 was paid to consultant Molly Allen Associates in Kensington, Maryland.
The other $12,220 went to 5Thirteen Consulting in Plymouth.
Ms. Brady reported $18,003 in contributions. Most of her donations came from individuals.
She received $250 from the Rochester Republican Town Committee, $100 from the Mashpee Republican Town Committee, and $100 from the Tom Hodgson Committee of New Bedford.
Of her $6,059 in disbursements, her campaign paid $1,405 to 9Seven Consulting, a compliance consulting firm in Washington, DC.
Her campaign also paid $600 to SalientPoint LLC, a campaign consultant in Boston.
Mr. Manley, an independent, has not reported any campaign contributions or disbursements.
Plymouth And Barnstable District State Senate
Senator Susan L. Moran (D-Falmouth) and her opponent, James R. McMahon (R-Bourne), are competing for the Plymouth and Barnstable District state Senate seat.
Both candidates reported their campaign finances early to the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance.
Mr. McMahon has received $4,596 more in contributions than the incumbent Ms. Moran.
In total, Mr. McMahon has received $142,180, most of which came from individual donations averaging $250.
Mr. McMahon received $11,885 in contributions from political action committees, including the Cape Cod Republican Club of West Hyannisport, Sandwich Republican Town Committee, Bourne Republican Town Committee, and the Massachusetts Taxpayers Best Ally PAC.
The bulk of Mr. McMahon’s campaign money or $41,937 was paid to the Grand Old Party for campaign costs and advertising, such as mass mail flyers.
The second-largest sum of disbursements of $38,857 was paid to Mr. McMahon’s political consultant, Holly Robichaud of Tuesday Associates in Scituate.
Mr. McMahon paid $9,610 to Advantage Direct Communications Incorporated of Alexandria, Virginia, to make voter contact via live agent and robocalls.
Sen. Moran received $137,584 in contributions.
Similar to Mr. McMahon, Sen. Moran received most of her contributions from individuals.
Sen. Moran also lent her own campaign $40,000 this spring, of which she already paid herself back $20,965.
Her campaign received $9,250 from political action committees including the Massachusetts Nurses, Sandwich Democratic Town Committee, Massachusetts Teachers Association, and the Carpenters Local 346 PAC of Randolph.
Sen. Moran’s campaign paid $38,398 to Cambridge Offset Printing for printing purposes.
Her campaign paid $20,500 to Cence Cincotti Strategies of Boston for communications consulting.
She also paid Edward McManus of Harwich $13,859 for campaign consulting.
5th Barnstable District State Representative
Democratic nominee James J. Dever of Sandwich and Republican nominee Steven George Xiarhos of Barnstable are competing for the 5th Barnstable District seat.
Mr. Xiarhos has received $49,214 and Mr. Dever has received $19,725 in contributions.
Individual donors provided the majority of contributions to both candidates.
Mr. Xiarhos also received $4,800 from committees, including the Sandwich Republican Town Committee, the Cape Cod Republican Club PAC of West Hyannisport, and the Massachusetts Police PAC.
Mr. Dever received $5,500 from committees, including the Sandwich Democratic Town Committee, the Sierra Club PAC, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC.
Mr. Xiarhos’s campaign paid Lyric Consulting of North Reading $19,044 for campaign consulting.
His campaign paid Curley Direct Mail of South Yarmouth $8,817 for mass print mail and emails.
And $2,200 was paid to iHeart Media for radio advertisements on WXTK out of West Yarmouth.
Mr. Dever’s campaign paid Chick Montana Group of Dedham $6,344 for campaign consulting.
Consultant Adair Gregory of Boston was paid $5,000 also for campaign consulting.
Mr. Dever’s campaign spent $2,500 on advertising through the company Venuez Media of Cohasset.
Barnstable County Board Of Regional Commissioners
Two Barnstable County commissioner seats are up for election.
Republican incumbent Ronald R. Beaty Jr. of West Barnstable is running for his second term as a commissioner.
Mr. Beaty is being challenged by Democrats Mark R. Forest of Yarmouth and Sheila R. Lyons of Wellfleet, and independent Abraham Kasparian Jr. of Yarmouth.
The Beaty campaign has reported a total of $46,264 in contributions, of which $20,801 was reported on hand as of September 30.
Mr. Beaty has loaned his own campaign $39,499 of the total contributions.
The other $4,465 came from individual contributions and $2,300 came from political action committees.
Mr. Beaty’s campaign paid $10,677 and $8,006, respectively, to iHeart Media of Hyannis and to Cape Cod Broadcasting of Hyannis for radio advertisements.
The other Democrat, Mr. Forest, has reported a total of $91,372 in contributions, $4,842 of which he has on hand as of September 30.
A majority of the contributions come from individual donors, some as high as $1,000 but most averaging less than $100.
Mr. Forest’s campaign received $7,125 from political action committees.
The campaign has paid Chick Montana Group of Dedham $6,083 for campaign consulting.
His campaign also paid $2,932 to Printing Unlimited of Boston for printing purposes.
Since the start of Ms. Lyons’s career as a politician in 2006, her campaign has reported to have a total of $324,141 in contributions, greater than any of the politicians mentioned here except for Rep. Keating.
As of September 30 her campaign reported having $6,903 on hand.
Most of her campaign money comes from small individual donations ranging from $25 to $250.
Ms. Lyons loaned her own campaign $122,410.
Political action committees contributed $12,650 to Ms. Lyons’s campaign.
Ms. Lyons has paid herself back $29,626 from her expenditures.
The campaign has paid $1,530 to Chick Montana Group of Dedham for campaign consulting.
The independent candidate, Mr. Kasparian, has reported a total of $22,800 in contributions, of which the campaign has $1,762 on hand as of September 30.
Mr. Kasparian has loaned his own campaign $22,600.
The other $200 was donated by two individual donors.
His campaign paid $5,127 to CodComm Inc. of Yarmouth Port for advertisements.
The campaign also paid $4,003 to iHeart Media of Yarmouth Port for radio advertisements.