DeMaio Campaign Raises $540,000 in 25 Days
Demonstrates Deep Grassroots Support
in Key First Campaign Reporting Period
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio announced today his campaign grossed $540,000 in the first 25 days of the campaign. Nearly 90% of donations came from within San Diego County and the median contribution was only $150, which illustrates an impressive grassroots donor base capable of generating much more in the future.
“I’m up against the labor unions and special interest insiders who will be filling the campaign coffers of my opponents,” said DeMaio. “That’s why I asked San Diegans to partner with me to fix the mess at City Hall – I am overwhelmed and humbled by their response.”
DeMaio pledged to match every donor during June dollar-for-dollar. Over 1,150 donors gave a cumulative total of approximately $270,000 – and in fulfillment of a pledge he made at the beginning of the month, DeMaio matched their support with his personal funds on the night of June 30th.
The June 30th reporting deadline is key for Mayoral campaigns to show momentum, and the report will reflect only 25 days of activity due to city campaign finance rules.
DeMaio’s campaign performed well among key metrics that reflect bona fide electoral support:
Measure 1: How much support came from within San Diego County?
DeMaio raised nearly 90% of his money locally. He stressed the significance of the figure by commenting: “I’m up against the labor unions and special interest lobbyists from downtown and Sacramento who will be filling the campaign coffers of my opponents. That money does not reflect grassroots and electoral support – but the percentage of locally-raised dollars we achieved certainly does.”
Measure 2: What percentage of donors are “maxed out” and what was the average and median contribution?
DeMaio’s grassroots donor base has produced an average donation of just over $230, a median donation of only $150 and less than 30% of DeMaio’s donors gave the maximum contribution of $500. These donation levels reflect sustainability in his donor base.
Measure 3: Is the donor base diverse?
DeMaio raised a significant portion of his money from his 25 events in 23 days grassroots fundraising effort. His contributions show strength across the city, and come from every economic sector, reflect every socio-economic group, and represent every political party.
The campaign will also show over $500,000 cash-on-hand – an important metric that reflects the actual amount of money that is still available to deliver the campaign’s message to voters. As required by law, a complete and detailed financial filing will be made on or before July 31. To learn more about Carl DeMaio and his campaign visit www.CarlDeMaio.com.