Jessica Morse Raises Over $520k in Second Quarter
Total marks best quarter in 4th district by any candidate since McClintock's first race
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 5th, 2018
Makaiah Mohler, (530) 913-3242, firstname.lastname@example.org
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ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Today, 4th Congressional District candidate Jessica Morse announced that she raised over $520,000 in the second quarter of 2018 in her bid against Rep. Tom McClintock, putting her at nearly $1.5 million raised total since she entered the race last summer. Notably, her half-million total is the most raised by any candidate of either party in a single quarter since McClintock's initial 2008 campaign for Congress.
"I am honored by the confidence that so many people across the 4th district are placing in our effort to finally bring effective representation to Washington," said Morse. "Our fundraising success is proof positive that there is energy for change in our community, from the suburbs to the foothills and everywhere in between."
Morse received contributions from more than 2,100 individuals, with an average contribution of just over $200. The second quarter numbers include money raised both before and after the pre-primary finance period.
Prior to her success this period, Morse had outraised McClintock in every quarter of the campaign thus far, raising more than any opponent to McClintock since his first race in 2008. Additionally, McClintock's 51.8% showing in the June primary is the lowest total he's ever received in a primary election in the 4th district, pointing to his vulnerability in the general election. Every major national political forecaster has put the 4th Congressional District race on the competitive watchlist, with Inside Elections, the Cook Political Report, UVA's Crystal Ball, and CNN all moving the seat out of the "Safe Republican" category into the "Likely Republican" category.