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Deb Haaland Raises Nearly $300k in Just Three Months

Outraises her opponents 2:1

Albuquerque, NM - Deb Haaland’s campaign reported raising nearly $300,000 and outraising her nearest opponents 2 to 1. Momentum continues for Deb Haaland in her race to make history for New Mexico as the nation's first Native American Congresswoman. The campaign announced it raised nearly $300,000 in the first quarter of 2018, doubling their previous quarter. The momentum comes on the heels of endorsements by Planned Parenthood Action Fund, former US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, 350 Action, leading progressives in Congress including Reps. Barbara Lee, Pramila Jayapal,Ted Lieu and Ro Khanna; the National Organization for Women, the Congressional Black Caucus PAC, Valerie Jarrett, over 30 New Mexico elected, former elected, and community leaders, and many more. It also comes as national media attention has ramped up focus on the race, with profiles in the New York Times, PBS, Huffington Post, and NowThis.

Today's announcement marks a huge shakeup of the race, breaking all records for quarter one fundraising for Congress in New Mexico. Deb raised over $192,000 in March 2018 alone, adding 1,330 new donors this quarter. The most anyone has raised in one quarter with personal loans to their campaign in this race is $209,000 and without $189,000. Deb continues to be the only candidate in the race who has not written herself a big check, her nearest opponents have both written close to $100,000 to themselves, Deb walks the walk when it comes to keeping big money out of politics.

Below is a statement from Deb Haaland:

“Our campaign is making strides and people are taking notice. We didn't do this alone. I thank everyone who believes in our campaign. As a single mom who has been denied food stamps and is still paying off my student loans, I know the true struggles of New Mexicans, and I’m running to take on President Trump, to fight for Medicare for All, for a renewable energy revolution that will provide thousands of jobs for New Mexicans, and to take big money out of politics. I am working tirelessly to be your next Congresswoman.”

Key initial numbers from the first financial quarter:

• Quarter one donations raised: $297,938

• Cash on Hand: $347,394

• Total raised: $683,302

Watch Deb Haaland talk about the importance of this historic moment, and the importance of a bold progressive platform that puts people before corporate profits in her interview with NowThis here.

Deb is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna. She grew up in a military family; her father was a 30-year combat Marine who was awarded the Silver Star Medal during Vietnam, and her mother is a Navy veteran who went on to work 25 years in Indian education. Deb’s family moved throughout the country during her father’s military service; as a result, she attended 13 different high schools before graduating. She knows the sacrifices made by military families all too well — because she’s lived them.

Deb is a single mother who volunteered cleaning toilets and sweeping floors in order to afford her daughter’s early childhood education. Like so many New Mexicans, Deb had to rely on food stamps at times as a single parent. She has been a small-business owner and knows her colleagues’ challenges firsthand. Deb has lived paycheck-to-paycheck and struggled to put herself through college and law school — but she did it through hard work and determination. Like so many New Mexicans, both Deb and her daughter are still working to pay off exorbitant higher-education loans. Unlike her opponents, Deb is not in a position to self-fund her campaign.

Deb is running for Congress because she’s lived the struggles of everyday New Mexicans. She understand their needs and is best equipped to be our families’ fiercest advocate in Congress. She will fight tirelessly to create opportunities and improve livelihood for all New Mexicans.

Learn more about Deb and her campaign at DebforCongress.com

 

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