“What I’m about to announce is unprecedented,” District 1 Congressional candidate Audrey Denney wrote tonight on her Facebook page. “With a little more than a month left before Election Day on November 6th, our grassroots campaign has far surpassed our total fundraising goal with over $900,000 from more than 10,000 individual contributions. Not a dime from corporate PACs. I will not be bought and paid for by lobbyists. I’m accountable to only you.
“To put this into perspective: Our campaign has raised more funds than all of Representative Doug LaMalfa’s past three challengers combined — nearly three times over.
“In the 10 months since entering this congressional race we were told over and over again that this couldn’t be done and that our goals were too ambitious. And yet, we’ve set up three offices spanned throughout our eleven county district open 7 days per week, hired full time staff, and produced multiple mailers, TV ads, and digital media to help us spread our message across our region. This is the most aggressive and organized congressional campaign California’s 1st District has ever seen from a challenger and it’s powered by people from all political, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
“Thank you for believing in our historical movement. Together we will bring better leadership to our Northern California region. I’m tremendously grateful for your support! Let’s do this!”
(Disclosure: We happily donated to Audrey’s campaign, and we put a campaign supporting her in our yard — until it was stolen. A new one is on the way.)