Kirk Jorgensen for Congress raised more than $119,000 in the second quarter in his bid for the California 52nd Congressional District.
The second quarter reporting period ended on June 30 – just six days after Jorgensen began raising funds.
The former U.S. Marine Corp officer considered his first financial report a success.
“Clearly, donors are backing a demand for responsible leadership, proving the strength of our campaign.” said Jorgensen, a Black Mountain Ranch resident in San Diego. “I’m humbled by this level of support.”
As of Sunday, Jorgensen’s treasurer reported $119,359 in total contributions. The candidate loaned his race $10,000 putting the total receipts at $129,359 with $126,726 total cash on hand.
A full 212 donors gave to Jorgensen with 123 supporters from California. Supporters gave anywhere from less than $10 to the maximum contribution of $5,200 for both the Primary and General Elections. Many donors had never contributed to a political campaign before and two thirds donated $100 or less.
The California 52nd Congressional District incumbent Rep. Scott Peters, D-La Jolla, will defend his seat next year against two Republicans, Jorgensen and former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio.
“It’s past time we start sending leaders instead of political survivors to Congress,” Jorgensen said.
The Republican-leaning district stretches from Poway to Coronado. The district is home to many iconic San Diego places and military hubs, including Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Naval Air Station North Island.
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