Democrat Ann McLane Kuster released her fundraising totals for the final period before the September 14 primary, noting that she earned more than $222,000. With less than two weeks until the ballots are cast, the candidate reports will serve as a serious indicator of where they stand in the race.
Kuster’s total is less than she raised last quarter, although the period of time is much shorter — two months as opposed to the standard three for past fundraising quarters. The report brings Kuster’s tally to more than $1,379,000 for her campaign overall, with nearly $450,000 on hand.
Democratic opponent Katrina Swett hasn’t released her numbers yet, nor have any of the Republican candidates. However, the tallies should roll in fairly quickly, depending on the strength of the numbers.
For past fundraising totals, check out this Red Hampshire post here. Below is the press release from Kuster’s campaign:
KUSTER OUTRAISES ALL OPPONENTS COMBINED IN FINAL FUNDRAISING PERIOD BEFORE PRIMARY
Grassroots Campaign Receives Average Contribution of $45.09
CONCORD, NH – With less than 12 days to go before her September 14 Primary, Democratic congressional candidate Ann McLane Kuster has demonstrated widespread grassroots momentum, outraising all of her Democratic and Republican opponents combined in the final fundraising report due to the FEC before the September 14th primary.
From July 1 through August 25th, Kuster raised over $222,000, bringing her total to over $1,379,000 for her campaign overall, with nearly $450,000 cash-on-hand.
Her average donation this past quarter was roughly $45.09, and Kuster has received more money in donations from New Hampshire citizens than anyone running for U.S. House of Representatives has ever reported before (at least since the FEC began compiling electronic reports ten years ago).
“Thousands of New Hampshire voters are supporting Annie’s campaign even in these tough economic times, because they know she will bring a new approach to Washington that focuses on what’s best for people, not politics as usual” said Communications Director Neil Sroka.
Born and raised in Concord, Ann McLane Kuster has a long history as a community activist, author, public policy advocate, and attorney with deep roots in the Granite State. She worked with New Hampshire colleges to help create the UNIQUE 529 College Savings Program to help families save for their children to attend college, and worked with a coalition of health care providers to help create the Medication Bridge Program that distributes free medication to New Hampshire families and seniors who cannot afford the high cost of prescription drugs. She has served as a board member or advisor to the NH Charitable Foundation, the Trust for Public Lands, Child and Family Services of New Hampshire, the United Way, and many other community groups.