Monday, July 7, 2008

Brian Davis: Record Fundraising in the 2nd Quarter

Brian Davis for Congress Raises $391,601 in the 2nd Quarter in Minnesota's CD1 Race

For immediate release
July 7, 2008
Contact: Brad Biers

(Rochester, MN) - Today, Brian Davis, the endorsed Republican candidate in Minnesota's First Congressional District, released his second quarter fundraising numbers for 2008.

During the second quarter - April 1 to June 30 - Brian Davis for Congress had $391,601 in total receipts. Total contributions from individuals were over $268,000, more than any quarter reported by the freshman incumbent, Congressman Tim Walz. Davis reported $376,718 cash-on-hand at the end of the quarter and $21,150 of political party and other PAC donations.

Since winning the Party's endorsement on March 29, 2008, the campaign continues to build momentum as the number of total donations nearly tripled. Stated Davis, "We're pleased by the strong support we're receiving. We continue working to unify the party behind our campaign." The Davis campaign received contributions from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), the Republican Party of Minnesota, the Minnesota First Congressional District Committee, and Republican party county organizations and activists across the entire First District.

"Our fundraising numbers reflect the support we're receiving from activists and concerned citizens in Minnesota. Voters are responding to our message focused on finding solutions to gas prices, energy, and an out-of-control federal budget." said Davis.

Brad Biers, the Davis campaign manager commented, "We're happy with our grass roots campaign because nearly 90% of the individual donations received were from Minnesota residents and half of all donations received this quarter were $50 or less. This contrasts sharply with the Walz campaign where a much greater portion of their fundraising comes from out-of-state PACs, the type of PACs that are frequently out-of-step with mainstream Minnesota values."

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