Bethesda Beat: Two candidates for District 5 outpace rivals in fundraising

Our people power is coming out ahead of corporate money and self-financing!

Via Bethesda Beat:


"New campaign finance reports show community organizer Kristin Mink has the largest cash balance in the eight-way Democratic primary race, reporting that she had nearly $126,000 at her command as of June 7. Just behind her was Jeremiah Pope, founder of a political consulting firm, with roughly $109,000 in the bank [including $40,000 Pope loaned to his own campaign and numerous corporate donations].


"On the other hand, Mink drew most of her money from the county’s four-year-old public financing system. Of the $142,500 she raised since Jan. 13, about $107,800 came from the county, her disclosure shows.

"The county's public financing system rewards candidates who collect a large number of small contributions."

"The county’s public financing system rewards candidates who collect a large number of small contributions, providing the highest dollar-match for the first $50 donated to a campaign by a Montgomery County resident." (Read the full story here.)



Because of your support, our people-powered campaign has:

  • more than twice as many Montgomery County donors than any other District 5 campaigns

  • more contributors in District 5 alone than any other candidate has in the entire county




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