Raises $321,157 from 1,158 donors; 5 times higher than 2017 quarterly total
For Immediate Release — April 12th, 2019
Contact: Mary Comer, firstname.lastname@example.org
ADVANCE, NC – Conservative business owner and second-term Congressman Ted Budd (R-Advance) announced his fundraising totals from the first three months of 2019 in a report filed with the Federal Elections Commission. In that timeframe 1,158 donors contributed to Budd, generating a quarterly total of $321,157 raised, which gave him $305,477 cash on hand. Budd commented on his report:
“I’m working hard to ensure our area is represented in Congress – whether that means standing up to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the disastrous Green New Deal or working across party lines to disrupt terrorist financing. Earning the support of my constituents starts by doing my job and fighting for a better future here at home.
“While national Democrats and liberals from around the country have announced their plans to spend millions in this district, I am ready once again to withstand their false attacks. They already tried once to fool the voters here and buy this seat for their out-of-touch agenda, but it didn’t work. I will continue to build the campaign necessary to share my record of serving with a conservative backbone, because the people of this district deserve their values to be represented in Congress.”
Budd’s $321,157 raised during the first quarter improves by fivefold on his previous first quarter report in 2017. In November, he withstood a strong challenge from Democrat Kathy Manning, who raised $4.2 million to Budd’s $2.4 million, with Budd winning by 6 points. Earlier this year Pelosi’s Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee and pro-choice Emily’s List announced their intentions to target Budd again.