Hine out raises, out spends opponents in Hampshire 2nd District 

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Staff Writer
Published: 8/29/2018 11:52:42 PM

Campaign finance reports published on Monday show that John Hine of South Hadley has raised and spent more money compared to his two Democratic opponents in the race for the 2nd Hampshire District.

From the start of his campaign in April until Aug. 17, Hine raised $26,858.30 and spent $20,936.64. Daniel Carey of Easthampton raised $19,947.67 and spent $14,316.85 during his campaign and Marie McCourt of Granby has raised $9,537.14 and spent $7,212.21, according to reports by the Office of Campaign and Political Finance. The reporting period was from Jan. 1 to Aug. 17.

The 2nd Hampshire District consists of Easthampton, Hadley, South Hadley, and Granby’s Precint 2. Each candidate received a donation from state Rep. John Scibak, D-South Hadley, who announced his retirement in February.

The largest contributions to Hine’s campaign came from the candidate himself for a total of $14,000. His donations vary from $10 to $200, with many from South Hadley and Hadley residents, such as attorney Paul Boudreau of Ryan & Boudreau, former candidate for the 2nd Hampshire District Clark Johnson, and South Hadley Select Board members Bruce Forcier, Sarah Etelman, and Andrea Miles, as well as former Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik

Hine’s campaign received a total of 82 campaign donations.

Among Carey’s received donations where from John Duda, owner of Class Grass Garden Center in Granby who contributed $750; David Boyle, owner of A-Z Storage & Properties in Easthampton who contributed $500; Thomas Fay, attorney with Boyle Shaughnessy Law firm in Boston who contributed $1,000; and Francis Collins, a Northampton lawyer, who contributed $500.

Other donations to Carey’s campaign came from Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan, who contributed $550, Patrick Sears, director of the Springfield non-profit New Sprint, who contributed $200, Hampshire County Sheriff Patrick Cahillane, who gave $125, and South Hadley Select Board member Jeffrey Cyr, who contributed $100.

Carey’s campaign has received a total of 238 donations.

McCourt has received $500 donations each from the Hampshire-Franklin Labor Council, Local 509, and South Hadley resident Priscilla Wahlen. Dana Whyte of South Hadley contributed $700 and former Granby School Committee member Jennifer Curran contributed $525 to the campaign.

McCourt has received a $100 donation from the Massachusetts Women’s Political Cause PAC, a $250 donation from Hampshire County Register of Deeds Mary Olberding, and another $250 from retired state Rep. Ellen Story.

McCourt’s campaign has received a total of 74 donations.

Luis Fieldman can be reached at lfieldman@gazettenet.com.

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