DeLong Out-raises opponent in 3rd Quarter, Raises $1.2 million to date
|October 16, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|CONTACT: Noel Fritsch
Congressional Candidate Gary DeLong Continues Lead in Campaign Fundraising and Endorsements
Over $1.2 Million Raised to Date
Congressional candidate Gary DeLong announced today that his campaign has raised over $1.2 million since announcing his candidacy for California’s 47th Congressional District.Furthermore, DeLong has nearly double the cash-on-hand his opponent has—with $450,000 in the bank after covering debt, to Lowenthal’s $235,000 after debt. “Once again it’s clear who the residents of the 47th Congressional District would like to represent them in Congress. People across the political spectrum—Republicans, Democrats, and Independents—agree with my goal of eliminating deficit spending by growing the economy and creating jobs,” DeLong said.
“With over 1,000 individuals contributing to the campaign, it’s apparent the people know sending a local small businessman with a track record of balancing city budgets to Congress is much better than sending a career politician with a history of excessive spending from Sacramento. My supporters include small business owners, hard working families, and community leaders.”
The September 30th fundraising totals are:
$1,207,000 Gary DeLong
$857,781 Alan Lowenthal
In addition to the overwhelming fundraising success, the campaign has also earned the endorsements of a long list of elected officials and community leaders in the district. The complete list of endorsements is here.
The new 47th Congressional District is 58% Los Angeles County, including the communities of Avalon, Long Beach, Signal Hill and a portion of Lakewood. 42% of the district is in Orange County, including the communities of Cypress, Los Alamitos and Rossmoor, and portions of Buena Park, Garden Grove, Stanton and Westminster.
The California Target Book’s analysis of the newly drawn district indicates Republicans held a 52-48 edge in the 2010 Congressional elections.