(San Diego, Calif.) – Today, first quarter FEC filings further solidified Denise Gitsham as the leading Republican congressional candidate in the 52nd District. Gitsham raised five times more than all other Republican candidates in this race, combined.
“I’m humbled and grateful for the strong support of district residents, and our shared commitment to the priorities of our community,” said Gitsham. “With your help, we will win in November, and usher in a new generation of leadership – one that works for San Diego, instead of Washington DC Special Interests.”
Gitsham raised $173,415 this quarter, bringing her total raised to $425,000 since announcing her candidacy five months ago. In comparison, Jacquie Atkinson raised only $35,237, in spite of being in the race for over a year. Gitsham has been in the race for only 5 months and has raised three times as much in less than half the time.
Rep. Scott Peters is one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the country. Only 36% of voters in the 52nd District believe Peters should keep his seat, versus 41% who think he should be replaced.
Gitsham is the only Republican NRCC Young Gun in this race. She is a California native and proud daughter of immigrants. She owns a small business that helps promote start-up companies that fuel San Diego’s innovation economy. A graduate of Georgetown Law School, Gitsham practiced law at the prominent international firm K&L Gates, and previously worked in the White House and U.S. Department of Justice.
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