California State Senator Tony Strickland at yesterday’s Congressional announcement
One day after he launched his campaign for Congress, State Senator Tony Strickland announced that he has raised $317,915 in his first day as a candidate for the newly drawn 26th Congressional District.
“I’m running for Congress because it’s time to put an end to politics as usual that has left too many in Ventura County worrying about their future,” said Strickland. “I’m honored that so many are uniting behind our campaign to create more jobs and opportunities for every citizen.”
The funds raised to date come from a diverse community of supporters including small business owners, community leaders, and working families throughout the Congressional District.
“I’m humbled that so many have joined me in this effort in just one day,” concluded Strickland.
The total of $317,915 in one day alone would place Strickland among the top funded Congressional candidates the country for the previous three-month quarter. Noteworthy about the influx of financial support is that none of the contributions reflect transfers of any kind from Strickland’s state senate campaign account and only represent new financial contributors.
Not a bad first day of fundraising at all.
But, remember that Democrat Rep. Brad Sherman who is rumored looking at this Congressional District has over $3.5 Million already in the bank.
There is little doubt that this contested race will be very expensive and in the multi-millions of dollars expended when the dust clears in November.