Thursday, January 12, 2012

4,872 donors in 2011 power Murphy to record-setting fundraising


With more pre-election year donors than any federal campaign in Connecticut’s history, Chris Murphy’s campaign for U.S. Senate raised over $720,000 in the final fundraising quarter of 2011, bringing the campaign’s total raised to $3.5 million. Murphy enters 2012 with a staggering $2.5 million in the bank.

“When we kicked off this campaign 12 months ago, I’m not sure I could have imagined that a year later we’d already have almost 5,000 donors to the campaign, and 7,000 individual endorsements from Democratic and progressive activists,” said Murphy. “I’m so proud that 8 out of 10 contributions are from Connecticut residents, and that the vast majority of donations are under $250. We’re building a fundraising base that doubles as a grassroots operation.”

Murphy has demonstrated consistent and sustainable growth, building momentum through 2011 with over a thousand new contributors joining Team Murphy each quarter: Q1 – 1,594; Q2 – 1,106; Q3 – 1,023; Q4 – 1,149, for a total of 4,872.

In addition, thousands of individual Democratic and progressive activists across Connecticut have endorsed Murphy each quarter: 2,513 at the end of second quarter, growing to 5,138 at the end of the third and 7,031 total by the end of the fourth quarter.

Here is an interactive map of Murphy’s grassroots support across Connecticut:

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