Howey Politics Indiana is reporting that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jill Long Thompson is expected to report around $700,000 in the reporting period ending December 31, 2007 .
A large contribution of $200,000 from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) will not be included since it came in after the filing deadline of December 31, 2007. The SEIU contribution was reported on January 4, 2008, which will place it in the next reporting period.
Although JLT’s Democratic competition for Governor, Jim Schellinger, appears to still be in the lead financially, Jill is closing the gap. Schellinger’s campaign cannot quite seem to hit home with all Hoosiers. For all his fundraising and his traveling the state, he is still behind in name recognition.