Morse Outraises McClintock 7-to-1 in Latest Finance Report
Takes in just shy of $400k in final period before election day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 29th, 2018
Anthony Kusich, (916) 288-2228, firstname.lastname@example.org
ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Today, 4th district U.S. House candidate Jessica Morse announced that she raised $397,000 in the final reporting period of the campaign, which covers money raised between October 1st and 17th. Her opponent, Congressman Tom McClintock, raised just $55,000 over the same period – a deficit of more than 7-to-1.
Importantly, Morse has $1 million left to spend in the final week, which will reach voters through additional TV ad buys, digital outreach, field activities, and Get-Out-The-Vote infrastructure; in comparison, McClintock's cash-on-hand total was just $421,000, a more than 2-to-1 disparity. Morse has now doubledher opponent's fundraising over the course of the whole campaign, taking in $3.2 million to his $1.6 million. None of Morse's total comes from corporate PACs.
As the 4th district race enters the final stretch, McClintock remains locked in a tight battle with Morse, with recent polling having the two candidates separated by just four points, 49% to 45%. 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.