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Joe Donnelly’s fourth quarter concludes strongest U.S. Senate off-year in Indiana history

Joe raises more than $1.2 million in Q4, ends year with $5.3 million on hand

Joe Donnelly set a new fundraising record for the best off-year by a U.S. Senate candidate in Indiana history after raising over $5.3 million in 2017, including more than $1.2 million in the fourth quarter.

Joe’s campaign continued its frugal ways in the fourth quarter and finished the year with $5.3 million on hand. He now has nearly $4.5 million more than at this point in his most recent race.

The campaign was once again bolstered by the support of grassroots Hoosiers, who fueled his campaign with small-dollar donations. Seventy percent of all donations to Joe in the last three months totaled $25 or less, and 85 percent were $50 or less. Over the course of the year, more than 22,800 people donated to Joe's grassroots campaign.

Joe's haul of over $5.3 million raised over the course of 2017 is the highest one-year, non-election year total in any Indiana U.S. Senate race. The mark had previously been held by Senator Todd Young, who'd raised $3.5 million in 2015.

“Joe Donnelly once again visited all of Indiana’s 92 counties in 2017, and in every one he heard that his message of hard work and Hoosier common sense is paying off,” said Peter Hanscom, Campaign Manager for Joe for Indiana. “Joe stood by working Hoosiers in 2017, standing up for affordable health care, a sensible tax code, and good-paying jobs, and Hoosiers stood by him with the best off-year in Indiana Senate history. As he continues on that path in 2018, his successes will be even greater.”