Joe Donnelly’s first quarter sets new personal fundraising record
Joe raises $1.63 million in Q1, now has nearly $6.4 million on hand
Joe Donnelly had his best fundraising quarter ever after raising $1.63 million in the first three months of the year, giving him nearly $6.4 million on hand heading into the last seven months of the campaign.
Joe’s first quarter haul breaks his previous quarterly best, set in the third quarter of 2012. In that quarter, the most heated of the last election, Joe raised $1.55 million. This quarter’s success was driven by strong grassroots support. 82% of donations were $50 or less, and the campaign had 8,840 total contributors - more than 60% of whom were in Indiana. That puts the campaign well on pace to surpass the 22,800 donors Donnelly for Indiana had in 2017.
The campaign now has nearly $6.4 million on hand after adding more than $1 million to its accounts during the first quarter. None of Joe’s potential opponents have released their Q1 fundraising totals yet, although Joe finished the previous quarter with more cash on hand than both non-self-funding GOP candidates combined. And while those opponents have begun spending down their funds in advance of the May primary, Joe is free to continue stockpiling for November.
“Joe’s best quarter ever is a clear sign that his message of hard work and common sense is inspiring Hoosiers all over the state,” said Peter Hanscom, campaign manager for Joe for Indiana. “Joe has proven time and again that he’ll put working families first, fighting for good-paying jobs, protecting their access to affordable health care, and taking care of our veterans and service members. While his opponents continue to sling mud, voters are seeing how Joe will continue to work hard, listen to Hoosiers across the state, and bring their concerns to Washington when he’s re-elected in November.”