Irvine – Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) raised over $1 million in the third quarter of 2019, the second quarter in a row. Porter’s again the leading fundraiser among the several dozen Democrats defending House seats.
Reflecting her continued dedication to run a grassroots campaign, funded by tens of thousands of small-dollar donors, not Corporate PACs, Porter received 26,641 individual contributions in the third quarter with an average contribution of $35.
“I’m grateful to the thousands of small-dollar donors that helped us continue our momentum, making this the top campaign for the last six months straight,” said Porter. “We did this without taking a single penny from corporate PACs, and we’re sending a strong message that the American people want elected officials who work for them, not corporate donors.”
Porter has a first-in-nation primary, where all candidates, regardless of party affiliation, will be on the ballot.
Porter flipped the Orange County seat of the 45th district, which has a Republican registration advantage of 5 percentage points, by a narrow margin last November. After twelve days of counting ballots with record turnout in a midterm election, Porter became the first Democrat to hold the seat since the district’s inception in 1983. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee designate Porter as having “Frontline” status because its analysis shows her facing one of the toughest re-elections in the country. California’s 45th district is a top targeted seat by the National Republican Campaign Committee.