Alyse Galvin for Congress Outraises Don Young for Third Straight Quarter
October 15, 2018
(ANCHORAGE, AK) -- Today, Alyse Galvin for Congress filed its third quarter FEC report showing that the campaign raised over $653,000, outpacing Rep. Don Young this quarter by over $400,000. With this record-breaking quarter, the campaign has now raised a total of $1,184,174, pulling ahead of Rep. Young’s total for the cycle of $1,032,895.
Since the last filing, the Galvin campaign has significantly narrowed the cash on hand margin; ending this period with $274,505 cash on hand to Rep. Young’s $312,351. The Galvin campaign’s fundraising momentum shows no sign of slowing down, with an impressive $172,404 raised in the final week of the quarter.
According to the FEC filings, Galvin’s contributions are 98% from individuals. The Galvin campaign reports that 67% of their dollars raised for the cycle are from individual Alaskan contributors. By contrast, Rep. Young’s received 47% of his money this cycle from PACs.
“I am humbled to be a part of this historic grassroots movement,” said Alyse Galvin. “This is about more than dollars: thousands of Alaskans are committed to implementing leadership that represents what people value. I am proud that our average contribution is less than $15, and that our campaign hasn’t taken a dime from corporate PACs. The message is clear — Alaskans are ready for change.”
At this point in the race, the most recent challengers to Rep. Young — Forrest Dunbar and Steve Lindbeck — had only raised $159,351.86 and $770,997.76 respectively, according to the Federal Election Commission. Galvin’s campaign has already raised more than Lindbeck’s full cycle total of $1,095,047. What’s more is that, with this record-breaking quarter, Galvin is on pace to raise more than Ethan Berkowitz in 2008, whose campaign contributions totaled $1,646,063.
Alyse Galvin is an Independent and the Alaska Democratic Party’s nominee for U.S. Congress. She will face Rep. Young in the general election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.