The Watson campaign posts 48,440 contributions and an average donation of $37, showing an explosion of grassroots energy
For Immediate Release: July 16, 2018 Contact: Brian Peters, Liz for Indiana
BLOOMINGTON - Liz Watson posted her best fundraising quarter yet, raising over $500,000 in the second quarter of 2018. Her continued strength in raising money from tens of thousands of donors reflects an outpouring of grassroots energy that will help her defeat incumbent Trey Hollingsworth in November. This is the fourth quarter in a row Watson has outraised the incumbent, with this report showing her outraising Hollingsworth by more than a 2 to 1 margin.
"This filing shows yet again that Trey Hollingsworth is one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the country," said Liz for Indiana campaign manager Brian Peters.
"With over 48,400 contributions and an average donation of $37, it is impossible to ignore the energy this campaign has built. Liz's track record of working for families and her passion for making southern Indiana a better place is resonating with voters."
Without taking a dime of corporate PAC money, the Liz for Indiana campaign to date has raised over $1 million, and raised over $501,000 from April 1 thru June 30. That second quarter haul was by far the campaign's biggest to date.
Hollingsworth raised an anemic $228,941 from April through June 30, making this the fourth quarter in a row that the Watson campaign has outraised the incumbent.
"It will be interesting to see if this filing changes his tune about debating Liz. He has ignored 11 requests from the Liz from Indiana campaign to debate the issues. We think he's going to come out of hiding soon."
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