Elections Newfoundland and Labrador released the 2014 party financial reports recently. That let’s us take a look at trends over the past five years.
The Conservatives have consistently been able to raise more money than both of their competitors.
That changed in 2013.
In 2014, the year of the Great Tory Leadership Disaster Part One and Part Two, cash deserted the Conservatives. They aren’t destitute, but their annual cash haul dropped by half in 2014 what it had been in 2013. And if you look at 2013, you can see it as lower than it had been for the previous three years..
Money is the fuel all political parties need. When the Tories talk bravely about a 21 seat strategy they know they are blowing smoke up a reporter’s ass when they know they have the sort of annual cash haul the Liberals had in 2011.