Elections 2018: how much is the loss

The newspaper "Kommersant" analyzed the costs of the election campaign of candidates who were not admitted to the polls.
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Most of all, according to the newspaper, Dmitry Gudkov, ex-State Duma deputy, who tried to run for mayor of Moscow, spent on preparations for the elections. The politician said that his election campaign began 1.5 years ago and the municipal elections were only part of it. During this time he spent 70 million rubles. Of this amount, about 4 million rubles were spent on the training of observers at the presidential election, another 3 million rubles - on advertising on Facebook and on Ekho Moskvy radio. The campaign for the nomination of mayor of the capital, according to the politician, cost about 300 thousand rubles.
“Each notarized signature of a municipal deputy costs 1.5 thousand rubles, and since I had 76 of them, we spent more than 100 thousand rubles for a notary,” Gudkov explained. The rest of the money, he said, went to rent an office and pay staff.
Ilya Yashin, head of the Krasnoselsky district of Moscow, spent 1 million rubles on the election campaign, who also planned to participate in the election of the mayor of the Russian capital.Of this amount, more than half went to the rental office in the Tagansky district of Moscow, the purchase of furniture and equipment. In addition, the money went to pay for the designer to create campaign materials, the release of attributes (badges, bracelets), staff salaries (about ten members of headquarters).
According to the head of the election headquarters, Yashin, Peter Tsarkov, legal expenses were not required, since the case did not come to the collection of signatures, and the current lawyer decided for all minor issues for small fees.
The expenses of Anton Krasovsky, whose campaign lasted just over a month, are estimated at the same amount. During this time, the money was spent on the manufacture of 30 campaign cubes, T-shirts for volunteers and legal expenses. On the last it took a bit: 60 thousand rubles. the headquarters paid for the production of subscription lists and less than 20 thousand rubles — for the work of the notary.
A member of the federal political council of the Yabloko party, Sergei Mitrokhin, was officially a candidate for the mayoral election only two weeks, however, in his own words, he spent 200,000 rubles during this time. Most of this money was spent on print campaigning: 60 thousand rubles. brochures, booklets in circulation about 3 thousandinstances. Payment was due to the Moscow branch of the party. Mitrokhin did not spend money on lawyers, since he had engaged the legal department of the party for this.
The former candidate for governor of the Vladimir region, a famous journalist Maxim Shevchenko, managed to spend 150 thousand rubles on preparations for the elections. He stressed that "he did not spend a penny on advertising and propaganda," and almost all the funds went to legal services.
The fact that Shevchenko was denied registration became known on August 4. According to the secretary of the Vladimir Oblast Election Commission Nina Uleva, when necessary for overcoming the municipal filter 128 signatures of municipalities, the journalist who was nominated by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation presented 120 authentic signatures.
Experts note that in many respects the level of expenditures on the conduct of an election campaign depends on the region in which elections are held. For example, in Yakutia, a large share is eaten by transportation costs, in Moscow - advertising expenses.
The candidate has the highest expenditures, with a minimum level of fame that does not have its own network capable of providing a campaign. If an administrative resource works for a candidate, he has fewer expenses.In addition, the practice of recent years shows that the candidate must first overcome the municipal filter, and then invest in campaigning, analysts say.
The political analyst Alexander Melnikov (Chelyabinsk) argues that the efficiency of the passage of the munfilter depends on what it says: “It’s clear that the municipal filter is tough enough, experts say it would be worth mitigating. On the other hand, a big role in the topic of the municipal filter the so-called inter-elite agreements. If the candidate successfully works at the prelaunch stage, finds points of support, he succeeds in correctly integrating into the layouts built by other candidates - as a rule, he manages to pass this filter. and competently not done the preparatory work, the difficulty arises much more. <...> So in terms of registration of candidates, the question is not how much was spent funds as well as the preparatory work and the entry in the inter-elite decomposed. "
Tatyana Lushnikova, Vice-President of the Russian Association of Political Consultants, shares her vision of the shortcomings and subtleties of the existing system of munfilter:Depending on the passage of the municipal filter and the budget of the election campaign, we can say the following: with a small budget, there is nothing to do in the gubernatorial elections. <...> Therefore, sufficient and timely funding is mandatory, but not the only component of successful registration by a candidate. <...> Another, no less important part is the ability to negotiate with municipal deputies, a certain degree of prominence in the region, a pool of opinion opinion leaders loyal to the candidate. Without this, it is impossible to cover three quarters of municipalities in the region. <...> The third part of the success today is the coordination of his candidacy at the highest levels of government. A candidate who dares to go to the polls without a “blessing” will not be registered in 99% of cases. <...> The two most vulnerable points of the filter are the need to collect signatures from no less than in ¾ municipalities of the region and the so-called "double" signatures, when the municipal deputies are first collected by the acting or his technical candidate, and then, depending on necessary, make these signatures public, invalidating other candidates.For the second year, the need for adjusting legislation in these fine points has been discussed at the highest level, including with the involvement of experts from among practicing political lawyers, but it is still there. "
Ekaterina Kurbangaleyeva, a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, a political consultant, believes that at the munfilter stage, the main thing is not the budget, but the candidate’s relations with the EP and the authorities: “By itself, overcoming the municipal filter is in no way connected with the amount of funding. signatures, implies costs of notary certification (usually at a rate of 100 rubles per signature), notary visits (if any), travel expenses for cities and villages of the candidate and / or his financial plementary, accompanying salary lawyers and so on. This is generally a very low price. <...>
Virtually no one is able to pass the municipal filter now without the help of the United Russia party, since there is probably no region where any other party would have a sufficient number of deputies distributed in the required manner across municipal levels.Consequently, the conclusion suggests itself: the successful passage of the municipal filter is due to the "goodwill" of the regional administration and United Russia. Those rare cases where this was not the case can only be explained by the carelessness of the power and party structures and the lack of professionalism of the campaign headquarters. "
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