Hassan Raises Record Amount for First-Time Gubernatorial Candidate
MANCHESTER, NH – With an outpouring of strong grassroots support from across New Hampshire, the campaign of Democratic candidate for Governor Maggie Hassan announced it has raised a record amount for a first-time gubernatorial candidate.
In a report to be filed later today, the Hassan campaign will report having raised approximately $700,000, with $400,000 cash on hand.
“We are honored by the strong show of support for Maggie’s campaign,” said Hassan campaign manager Matt Burgess. “People know that we need to continue moving New Hampshire forward and Maggie is the candidate to do it.”
“Our state faces a clear choice in November. We can continue in the direction of Gov. John Lynch, bringing people together to move New Hampshire forward, or we can go in the direction of Speaker Bill O’Brien and the current legislature, where the needs of middle-class families take a backseat to an extreme agenda. As Governor, Maggie will lead New Hampshire forward by building a strong, innovative economy that gives every middle class family the opportunity to succeed,” continued Burgess.
More than 1,823 people, including people from 176 of New Hampshire towns contributed to the Hassan campaign. About 70 percent of the contributions were $100 or less, and 75 percent of the contributions came from New Hampshire residents.
Hassan’s strong fundraising caps off weeks of big momentum for her campaign. Last week, Hassan official filed her candidacy with a cheering crowd of more than 100 supporters at the New Hampshire State House. She recently earned her sixth and seventh union endorsement from the Teamsters Local 633 and Communications Workers of America Local 1400.
Hassan also has the support of the Carpenters Local 118, Iron Workers Local 7, United Food and Commercial Workers Locals 1445 and 791, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Council #35, and the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local # 6 as well as EMILY’s List and the Women’s Campaign Fund.