Duckworth Proves Fundraising Prowess Again
The fight to unseat Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh will be center stage in the national effort to break the GOP’s gridlock control of Congress. Early fourth quarter totals (for the period ending December 31) show Democrat Tammy Duckworth financially ready to run a tough race.
Duckworth raised over $470,000 in the year’s final quarter bringing her total money raised to nearly $1,000,000 since entering the race less than six months ago. More than 6,500 donors have rallied to support Duckworth’s campaign, making her one of the top fundraisers in the country for the second quarter in a row.
“Most candidates experience a drop off in fundraising after the first quarter of their campaign, and ever more so when you include the holidays. But Tammy is showing her staying power as she continues to win the support of thousands of people. Tammy is clearly the strongest choice to face Walsh in the November general election,” said Kaitlin Fahey, Duckworth’s Deputy Campaign Manager.