More than seven months before Election Day, Murphy had already raised more than any other non-incumbent challenger to Johnson has ever raised in the entire campaign.This is good news for the Murphy campaign. Johnson raised $309,000 last quarter, no word on what she's raised this quarter yet.
Detailed financial reports are required to be filed with the Federal Elections Commission on April 15, 2006. Murphy’s campaign reported that since the start of his campaign less than one year ago:
Over 2,000 separate contributors have given to his campaign Over 75% of the total funds raised were contributed by individuals Nearly 90% of the individuals who contributed are from Connecticut
“This campaign is building momentum daily,” said Sarah Merriam, Murphy’s campaign manager. “Last quarter, we raised almost exactly the same amount from individual contributors in Connecticut as Nancy Johnson did. We’re proud that 1,750 individual people here in Connecticut have now made financial contributions to this campaign, and hundreds more have given of their time and energy.”
"Murphy Raises Over $335,000 in First Quarter." Murphy for Congress. Press Release, 13 April, 2006.