Watson Raises Over $501K From April to June, Outraising Hollingsworth Again

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."


For more information, email brian@lizforindiana.com.

Senator Elizabeth Warren Endorses Liz Watson, Candidate for Congress in Indiana’s Ninth District

For Immediate Release: June 26, 2018     Contact: Brian Peters, 724-858-5120

Senator Elizabeth Warren has endorsed Liz Watson’s campaign for Congress in Indiana’s ninth congressional district.

Senator Warren said, “You know it and I know it. Everything is on the line this November.

This Congress will stop at nothing to take health care away from hardworking Americans. This Congress passed the Tax Scam, a great big handout to the billionaire class, even as most working people haven’t seen a raise in far too long. This Congress has passed bills that will allow the biggest Wall Street banks to play Russian roulette with our financial system.

Worst of all, this Congress has failed in its essential Constitutional role of oversight over a lawless administration. It’s unacceptable.

We got here because of the corrupting influence of money in our politics. This Congress represents the United States of corporate lobbyists and special interests. It doesn’t represent the people.

That’s why I am so excited to endorse Liz Watson, who is running in Indiana’s Ninth District. She has the brains, the guts, and the heart to get Congress working for the people.

I first heard about Liz back when she was a staffer in Congress advocating for one of my bills, the Schedules That Work Act. The bill gave workers notice of their schedules so they could arrange transportation and child care. I saw how she brought people together behind the $15 minimum wage bill and other legislation that would make a real difference in people’s lives.

Now she’s running against a Republican who won his seat because he had millions in family money to flood the district with paid advertising. He gave himself a $4.5 million tax cut with his vote for the GOP Tax Scam. We need a change.

Liz has run an incredible campaign. She has boundless energy and insight on the pocketbook issues that matter most. With your help, Liz can win in November and help lead a resurgence of progressive ideas that will get this country back on track again.”