Milestone Puts Haaland on Track to Become First Native American Woman in Congress
For Immediate Release
July 17, 2017
Contact: Scott Forrester, 505.934.5681
Albuquerque, NM - Deb Haaland, Democratic congressional candidate in New Mexico’s 1st district, announced today that she raised over $150,000 in campaign contributions in just under two months. Haaland filed her FEC paperwork on May 2nd, formally announcing on May 16th. The second FEC fundraising quarter closed June 30th.
In total, Haaland’s campaign has amassed over 600 individual contributors. Over 80 percent of her contributions came from within New Mexico, and nearly three-fourths of all supporters made contributions of $100 or less.
The amount of grassroots support for this quarter shows an extraordinary amount of momentum, growth, and excitement nationally as well as in New Mexico.
“I am humbled by the outpouring of support not only from our donors, but also from the community leaders and elected officials who have joined my campaign as endorsers,” Haaland said. “I am working tirelessly every day to be the champion New Mexico needs and deserves in Congress.”
Haaland’s campaign is moving forward, continuing an aggressive fundraising approach. Last week the campaign announced the endorsement of Former US Ambassador Keith Harper, who was the first Native American to serve in that capacity, Ambassador Harper joins a growing list of leaders who have endorsed her campaign, the rest of the list can be seen here: https://debforcongress.com/im-with-deb/