FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 16, 2008 Contact: Michael Sachse, 646 265-0556, Michael@HimesforCongress.com
HIMES TOPS $2 MILLION Democratic Candidate raises $678,000 since April 23rd, 68% of contributions are $100 or less
BRIDGEPORT, CT - Jim Himes, Democratic candidate for Congress in Connecticut's Fourth Congressional District, made the following comments today regarding the fundraising totals in his July 2008 Quarterly FEC report:
"Voters are clearly ready for real change in Washington this year, and for a Congressman who understands the challenges they are facing," said Himes. "Every single day, I hear more and more concerns from families here about the economy, gas prices, energy, healthcare, and education. These are issues that are severely impacting us all, and which demand real leadership now - leadership we should have seen from Washington long ago. As Congressman, I will stand up for families in our district every day."
"Our success this past quarter with small-dollar donors shows that Jim's message of standing up for middle class opportunity is truly resonating," said Maura Keaney, Himes' campaign manager. "Over two-thirds of our contributions this quarter were in amounts of $100 or less. Small-dollar donors are buying in to this campaign in skyrocketing numbers because they know Jim will stand up for middle class families and for an end to the failed Bush-Shays economic policies. So many voters who are just now learning about Jim are enthusiastically joining our effort because they see that he will lead on the huge challenges facing middle class families in our district."
- Himes raised $678,718 in the period covered by the July quarterly report, April 23rd - June 30th, for a total of over $2 million raised this cycle. - Added to the Pre-Convention Report, which covered the period from April 1st - April 22nd, Himes raised a total of $698,445 in the second quarter of 2008. - Demonstrating continued strong grassroots and online support, 68% of contributions in the 2nd quarter were $100 or less. - Despite a bold strategic decision to start advertising on television in June, the Himes campaign still had $1,444,354 cash on hand as of June 30th.
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