Of all the candidates challenging for a seat on the Worcester City Council, businessman Stephen Buchalter is clearly ahead in the fundraising battle.
Buchalter has raised over $8500 in the nascent campaign season, much of it coming from established area business and political figures.
It’s a huge total for a new candidate, especially in a season in which conventional political wisdom has been that fundraising is as tough as ever. In fact, several longtime pols have privately griped that they expect to raise less than usual this time around.
Of course, money alone doesn’t win elections, but for Buchalter – experienced in marketing his Enterprise Cleaning business – it could mean an easy path to getting his name out quickly and efficiently to voters.