Eighth District Democratic Congressional Candidate Darcy Burner reported July 15 that she has raised about $585,000 during the second quarter, putting her total raised for the campaign at just under $2 million.
The $584,187 in total receipts between April-June is likely to rank Burner at either first or second among congressional challengers in the Western states, and in the top handful of first-tier challengers nationally. Her total raised for the cycle stands at $1,959,390.
With the latest fundraising haul, Burner now has $1,248,337 in cash on hand for the fall campaign, up from $922,000 banked at the end of the first quarter.
“Our campaign continues to draw strong support from thousands of donors looking for fresh leadership in Washington, D.C. committed to positive change,” Burner said. “I am deeply grateful to all those who have seen fit to invest in this campaign. With their generous help, we are well positioned to win this November.”
Over the last three months, the Burner campaign has received 4,470 donations from 3,925 contributors. Since the campaign began, 11,034 people have given to the Burner effort.
The second quarter total substantially betters the $517,000 Burner raised in the first quarter of this year. During the first three months of the year, Congressman Dave Reichert, who benefited from a high dollar fundraiser hosted by Laura Bush, raised $331,000. National Republican leaders continue to support Reichert — Burner’s competition — with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and current House Minority Leader John Boehner making fundraising visits to the district in June, according to Burner campaign manager Sandeep Kaushik.