Tories ran up $3.1M deficit in successful spring election campaign
EDMONTON — Alberta’s Opposition Wildrose party raised more money than the Progressive Conservatives, but couldn’t outspend them in the spring election.
Documents released by Elections Alberta show the Wildrose party raised $3.1 million and spent all but $29,000 of it in a losing effort.
The Wildrose won 17 seats in the April election, compared with 61 for Premier Alison Redford’s Tories.
The Tories raised $1.6 million, but spent $4.7 million to wind up with a $3.1-million deficit.
The NDP raised $517,000 and went $137,000 in the red and won four seats.
The Liberals raised just $112,000 and ended the campaign $38,000 in the hole, but won five seats.