Thursday, January 3, 2008

Fundraising Update: Preliminary 4th Quarter Results

Davis Raises Over $156k in Minnesota's CD1 Race in 2007

For immediate release
January 2, 2008

(Rochester, MN) - Today, Brian Davis, Republican candidate in Minnesota's First Congressional District, released his preliminary fourth quarter fundraising numbers for 2007.

During the fourth quarter - October 1 to December 31 - Brian Davis for Congress had over $58,000 in total receipts. Independent contributions totaled over $48,000, nearly the same amount as last quarter's contributions of $55,035, which was the most of any Republican candidate in the race. In addition, over $8,000 in contributions were reported from the candidate, leaving over $80,000 as cash on hand and an overall favorable balance sheet for the campaign.

The campaign continues to build momentum as donations were received from over twice as many supporters as the prior two quarters combined. Three times as many major donations from Minnesota residents were received demonstrating Davis' increasing local support. Among those contributing were the Political Action Committee of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology with $2,500, a medical specialty society of which Davis is a member, and former U.S. Senator William Armstrong, Republican of Colorado.

"We're pleased to continue receiving strong support for our campaign both in southern Minnesota and nationally. Our fundraising numbers are indicative of the support we're receiving from Republican activists across the district. Voters are responding to our conservative message focused on finding solutions to immigration, energy, an out-of-control federal budget and health care." said Davis.

The final year-end report is due to the Federal Election Commission on January 31, 2008.

Brian and his wife, Lori, also a physician, live in Rochester with their four children.