Leading Democrat raises more, has more cash on hand than incumbent McClintock and all other Democrats in race
Official Press Release from Jessica Morse for Congress Campaign:
Roseville, Calif. – Following yesterday's fundraising deadline for the first quarter of 2018, the Morse for Congress campaign has now outraised the full field of contenders in the 4th Congressional District for the third quarter in a row. Her $357,000 haul bests Congressman Tom McClintock's $326,000 and Democrat Regina Bateson's $141,000, as well as all other candidates on the ballot. Morse also has more cash on hand than any other candidate, with her $715,000 war chest larger than McClintock's $675,000 and Bateson's $261,000. Impressively, Morse is one of just six California Democrats who out-raised an incumbent Republican this quarter, and among those, is the only one who has more cash on hand.
This is the third quarter in a row that Morse has topped McClintock as well as her fellow Democratic challengers in money raised. In the previous quarter, Morse raised $292,000, topping Bateson's $260,000 and McClintock's $215,000. Morse has now raised close to a million dollars since she entered the race last year – also more than any other candidate from either party.
"Changing the tone in Washington begins with sending new voices there to represent us, and I am proud that our campaign continues building momentum to reach that goal," said Morse. "This fundraising success proves that our campaign will have all the resources we need to get our message out and finally bring effective, accountable leadership to the fourth district."
Morse received donations from all ten counties in the 4th Congressional District in the most recent filing, and has raised more than any other challenger to McClintock since his first election in 2008 – which he won by fewer than 2,000 votes.
Morse's fundraising success comes on the heels of receiving the California Democratic Party's official endorsement at the state convention in February, where she earned 65% of the delegates' votes. Also this quarter, the Cook Political Report – one of the nation’s leading nonpartisan political newsletters – moved the 4th District race out of the "Solid Republican" category, in large part due to the strength of Morse’s campaign, indicating the race has the potential to become highly competitive by November.