Jessica Morse Raises Over $1.3 Million in Third Quarter
Enters final stretch of campaign with over a million cash-on-hand
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 15th, 2018
Makaiah Mohler, (530) 913-3242, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony Kusich, (916) 288-2228, email@example.com
ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Today, U.S. House candidate Jessica Morse announced that she raised just over $1.3 million in the third fundraising quarter of 2018 – the most ever raised by a 4th district candidate of any party in a single quarter. This stands in stark contrast to incumbent Congressman Tom McClintock, who raised only $360,000 in the same period – a deficit of more than 3 to 1.
None of Morse's total comes from corporate PACs or special interests, and her median donation was just $25. Impressively, Morse enters the final weeks of the campaign with over $1 million left to spend – funds that will be used on increased TV and digital ad buys, field activities, and volunteer infrastructure. In the previous quarter, McClintock also trailed Morse by a substantial margin, taking in only $223,000 to her $543,000.
"As the race enters the final stretch, I am so proud of the grassroots support that has generated over 30,000 individual contributions to this campaign," said Morse. "This community is hungry for an independent voice to find solutions, not play partisan games, and I pledge to be the leader in Washington that we so desperately need."
McClintock is facing his toughest re-election test since his first race in 2008, as every major political prognosticator has moved the race out of the "Safe Republican" category, including Inside Elections, the Cook Political Report, UVA's Crystal Ball, and CNN. In fact, McClintock's 51% showing in June was the lowest total he's ever received in a 4th district primary. Morse was also added to the DCCC's Red to Blue program, which highlights the most competitive Congressional races across the country.