The DeStefano campaign is also pleased to have raised over $3 million in this race so far.
In a campaign finance report filed today, the DeStefano campaign for governor will report that it has raised more than $415,000 for the 1st quarter of 2006, bringing the total amount raised to $3,278,000, the most ever by any Democratic candidate for governor in Connecticut. The DeStefano campaign also has $1,994,797 cash on hand – up from $1,880,000 at the end of the last quarter.No word from the Malloy campaign yet, I'll update this post with their numbers as soon as they either show up in CFIS or appear in a press release.
During this past quarter, the DeStefano campaign saw a dramatic increase in funds raised from almost every county in Connecticut – helping to fuel an approximate 60 % increase in total funds raised compared to the last quarter of 2005. In addition, last quarter the campaign increased the number of contributors by approximately 15%. The DeStefano campaign has now received contributions from 5,227 people, up 674 from the quarter before. (DeStefano)
"DeStefano campaign tops $3 million mark – 1st quarter fundraising numbers show 60% increase from last quarter." DeStefano for Connecticut. Press Release, 10 April, 2006.