Rep. Elissa Slotkin raises $2.2 million in 3rd quarter thanks to wave of small-donor support
October 1, 2020
ROCHESTER, Mich. – The re-election campaign of Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-8) raised $2.2 million in the third quarter of this year, riding a wave of grassroots support and leaving her in a strong position to hold one of the nation’s most closely watched House seats.
The campaign will report $3.4 in cash on hand at the end of the quarter, a significant sum with just 33 days until Election Day to operate its extensive and expanding voter contact and paid media efforts.
“Support from small-dollar, grassroots donors continues to power Congresswoman Slotkin’s campaign,” said campaign spokesman Gordon Trowbridge. “Grassroots donors have responded to her defense of Americans with pre-existing conditions, her bipartisan response to the COVID-19 crisis, and her civil, practical approach to her work in Congress.”
Among highlights from the quarter ending Sept. 30:
- The campaign set a 2020 high for individual donations in a single day on Sept. 27, the day of Slotkin’s second debate with opponent Paul Junge. Just over 1,000 supporters contributed an average of $47 after Slotkin’s well-publicized response to Junge’s misleading debate statement on Slotkin’s mother and her pre-existing condition.
- At just over $47,000, the one-day individual donation total on Sept. 27 outpaced Junge’s contributions total of $44,928 for the entire second quarter of this year.
- Small individual contributions remained the backbone of Slotkin’s support: approximately 88 percent of individual contributions to her campaign are $100 or less. That small-donor support remains critical because Slotkin is among a handful of candidates in competitive seats who do not accept donations from corporate political action committees.