FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2009
Contact: Jared Leopold
Deeds Announces $3.4 Million Raised in June Fundraising Period
“We are well on our way…” Says Deeds
Following his come-from-behind primary victory, gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds will report raising nearly $3.4 million during the fundraising period ending June 30.
“I’m happy that so many people from all across Virginia have supported my campaign in the past month," Deeds said. "We’ve had support from all areas of the state and from Republicans and Democrats. I’m grateful for the support from business leaders like Ted Leonsis, the help of my primary opponents and a unified party, and grassroots support from thousands of donors across Virginia. The key to winning this campaign will be to show who has the best plan to keep Virginia moving forward, and this month has shown that we are well on our way to having the financial resources to do that.”
A wave of grassroots support marked the latest fundraising period for Deeds, which ran from May 28 through June 30. Deeds received the support of 2,500 different donors during the period, 68 percent of whom were small donors contributing less than $100.
In 2009, 63 percent of Deeds' nearly $5 million raised came from Virginia. By contrast, just 30 percent of McDonnell's 2009 funds to date have come from Virginia, with more than $4 million coming from out of state.
Deeds’ total eclipses the amount raised by Governors Warner and Kaine, Mark Earley and Jerry Kilgore in a similar time period in their gubernatorial elections. In a similar period in June 2005, Jerry Kilgore raised $2.0 million while Tim Kaine raised $1.0 milion. In 2001, Mark Earley raised $1.7 million and Warner raised $1.1 million over the same period of time.
Deeds has also received the financial support of business leaders across Virginia, such as Austin Ligon, Josh Darden, David Goode, Elliot Schewel, and Til Hazel.
The Deeds campaign’s latest report more than doubles the amount Deeds raised for the entire campaign to date. Deeds reported raising $2.8 million to date on his June 1 report.
DEEDS FOR VIRGINIA FUNDRAISING TOTALS
Period: May 28 – June 30th
Committee Totals to Date
Cash on Hand: $2,722,655.58
Monday, July 13, 2009
Candidate Fundraising Report: Deed's shows impressive haul for June 30th filing period
I just got the Press Release from the Deeds Campaign. This is a very impressive report, considering that Deeds raised the least out of the three Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates.
The most impressive was that 68% of contributors gave $100 or less. That's as solid a grassroots fundrasing base as any I've seen. It appears that Deeds is going to be very competative financially.