Despite bringing in 75% more donations, local BC Liberal candidate Darren Deluca still garnered only 52% of the vote, according to reports released yesterday by Elections BC.
Deluca brought in $90,000 in his attempt to become MLA for Mid-Island Pacific Rim, while Scott Fraser of the NDP brought in only $52,000.
Deluca also spent 60% more, doling out $68,000 to Fraser’s $42,500
But the most important number was at the ballot box, where the incumbent NDP MLA easily kept his seat, earning 12,500 votes to Deluca’s 6500.
Preliminary election finance reports show the New Democrats raised more money than the Liberals for last spring’s provincial vote — but spent a lot less on what turned out to be a successful campaign.
The reports released by Elections B-C show the N-D-P raised more than 9.1-million dollars compared with 7.6-million for the B-C Liberals.
Total preliminary expenses for the Liberals were 13.6-million dollars — sharply higher than the 7.9-million dollars spent by the New Democrats.