Like Bloomberg, four candidates for District 5 Democratic Delegates led by Donald Terry spent, left with nothing to show

Money is crucial to any campaign, but as Mike Bloomberg's campaign for president showed, that alone can't win an election. That was also the lesson for a slate of four candidates who ran for the Sacramento County Democratic Central Committee District 5.

Unlike any of the other 11 in the 15 person field, the slate of four candidates led by Rancho Cordova City Councilmember Donald Terry conducted an active campaign in the form of two mailers, something not usually seen in a race for party delegates. Along with Terry, the other three on the mailers were Andre Jordan, Sadalia King, and Jack Zwald.

Terry had the best showing in ninth place earning five-percent. Although Terry could move up to sixth place and win a position, it is unlikely Jordan, King, or Zwald's placement will change (current tallies below).

Even though the team which called themselves the "Equity Driven Democrats" had funding for two mailers (above and below), and had endorsements from Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, and Assemblymembers Ken Cooley and Jim Cooper, it appears to have had little effect. Financial disclosures showing contributors and expenditures have not been filed with the county or the state. 

Interestingly, Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly who did not actively campaign for one of the six positions or spend money on mailers came in first place. While Ly undoubtedly benefitted from name recognition, but it also can be interpreted as a positive indicator with Democratic voters in Elk Grove as he seeks his third term this November.  

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