Matthews: $507K Raised, $500,000 Personal Contribution

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Here come the numbers. Posts will be in the order that I receive an email. If I don’t receive an email, I’ll get to the reports later on tonight. I hope.

Press release from the Matthews campaign:

Kathleen Matthews for Congress Raises More than $500,000 in 1st Quarter
Contributions Top $2 Million for the Entire Campaign

Chevy Chase, MD – With nearly 10,000 contributions, Maryland 8th Congressional District candidate Kathleen Matthews announced she has raised more than $2 million in the 10 months since announcing her candidacy in June 2015. Kathleen has raised more than any female non-incumbent House candidate in the country as of last year.

Today, the campaign reported $507,321.65 raised in the 1st quarter, and $424,060.40 in the bank as of April 6, 2016. This is the fourth consecutive quarter where Matthews has raised more than a half million dollars. In addition, Kathleen matched her 1st quarter contributions with a personal contribution of $500,000.

“When I entered this race, I said I wanted to raise money from a broad base of small donors to run a grassroots campaign. We’ve been incredibly successful, but when one of our opponents decided to spend record-breaking amounts, I believed I had a responsibility to my generous supporters to ensure we had the resources to run a winning campaign. As a result, I decided to match this quarter’s contributions with a personal donation of $500,000,” said Matthews.

“Over the past 10 months, I’ve met thousands of 8th district voters at nearly 100 meet & greets and more than 20 candidate forums. We’ve recruited nearly 500 volunteers who have made more than 500,000 phone calls & door knocks. I’ve knocked on hundreds of doors myself and made over 5,000 phone calls. I’ve listened to the concerns of voters in Montgomery, Frederick, and Carroll Counties. Across the board, they want a progressive champion who will get things done in a Republican Congress and that’s why they’re supporting my campaign,” said Matthews.

Below are some key fundraising statistics that cover the past 10 months:

55% of our contributions were from women – more than twice the national average
We received a total of 9,836 contributions
Our average donation was $219
80% of our contributions were $100 or less
We raised more money and more donations from Maryland than any other state
Kathleen has raised more than any female non-incumbent House candidate in the country as of last year

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