The Lisa Brown for Congress campaign filed its second quarter FEC report today, showing that Brown raised $931,124.59 from April-June. When compared to the net contributions that incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers raised in direct donations to her reelection campaign, Brown outraised McMorris Rodgers by more than $70,000.
Today’s report shows the Brown campaign is continuing to gain significant momentum as the Primary Election approaches. More than 10,000 individual donors have contributed to the Lisa Brown for Congress campaign, including 6,290 individual donors in the second quarter alone. Of Brown’s $931,124.59 raised in the second quarter, 90 percent is from individual donors ($842,231.27), not PACs, and 82 percent is from Washington state ($759,744.64).
This is also the first time a challenger has outraised 14-year incumbent McMorris Rodgers in direct campaign contributions.
“When I talk to voters throughout the district what I hear over and over is that people here are tired of a dysfunctional Congress and leaders who put party priorities over the people they represent,” Brown said. “The fact that more than 10,000 individuals have contributed to our campaign months before the election shows that our values are resonating with people throughout the district.”
Since launching her campaign last September, Brown has raised a total of more than $2.1 million.
McMorris Rodgers’ second quarter campaign FEC report shows just over $1,000,000 in “total raised,” bringing in only $857,494 in direct contributions to her campaign. However, that includes $183,492 that she transferred from her leadership PAC (American Dream Project) to her own campaign -- funds that are traditionally intended for other Republicans in elections across the country.
Additionally, according to her campaign FEC report, only 50 percent of her contributions were from individuals ($534,107) and only 31 percent came from Washington state ($328,215).