Russ For Wisconsin Off To Strong Fundraising Start
Six weeks after announcement, Feingold has raised over $2.2 million
Middleton – In the latest demonstration of broad support and political strength, Russ Feingold‘s campaign announced that it raised over $2.2 Million for the 2nd quarter. Aided by thousands of grassroots donors, Feingold reached this level of support despite only entering the race on May 14.
Feingold expects to report nearly $2 Million in cash on hand for the campaign on the FEC reports to be filed in July.
“I’m honored by the support we’ve seen in the early weeks of this campaign,” said Feingold. “I’ve always listened to the people of Wisconsin, and I’ve always fought for their priorities. Now I’m happy to have thousands of them working side by side with us in our campaign.”
By The Numbers – Russ for Wisconsin’s 2nd quarter fundraising
- Raised over $2.2 million.
- Will report nearly $2 million cash on hand.
- Over 10,500 individual donors from across the state of Wisconsin.
- 69 percent of Russ’s donations were for $25 or less.
- Donors from all 72 counties within the first five days of the campaign.
“We’re off to a great start in this campaign,” said campaign manager Tom Russell. “Russ is traveling the state to hear the concerns of people from all 72 counties this year. We’re putting together the resources needed for a winning campaign. But most importantly we’re already working with thousands of Wisconsinites to make a real difference in 2016.”
Recent Press Releases by Russ Feingold - Page 2
Below are excerpts of his remarks as prepared for delivery:
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“I’m proud to have the support of President Obama and Vice President Biden,” said Russ.
“Sadly, Sen. Johnson is confirming that he’s only willing to do his job if it helps Washington Republicans."
Russ is committed to providing Wisconsin's seniors with the dignity of a secure retirement and is dedicated to protecting Social Security and the well-being of all Wisconsin seniors.
“I’m grateful to have the support of LCV, the Sierra Club, and their members.”
While Russ has championed equal pay legislation and greater access to healthcare for Wisconsin’s women, Sen. Ron Johnson has voted to defund Planned Parenthood 7 times while in Washington.