DIANE MITSCH BUSH RAISES OVER $729,000 IN THIRD QUARTER, OUTRAISING SCOTT TIPTON BY NEARLY TWO-FOLD
Steamboat Springs, Colorado – Today, Diane Mitsch Bush announced that her campaign has raised more than $729,000 in the third quarter of 2018. This is nearly double what Scott Tipton raised in the same period, which was only $396,601. The period covers the months of July, August, and September and is Mitsch Bush’s 4th quarterly filing of the 2018 election cycle.
Mitsch Bush has not accepted any contributions from corporate political action committees (PACs), citing the need to lead by example on campaign finance reform, but nearly a quarter of Tipton’s total contributions this reporting period have come from the PACs of major financial, pharmaceutical, and energy corporations, including Koch Industries, Black Hills Energy, Pfizer, and Goldman Sachs.
More than 40,000 individual donors have given contributions averaging just $16 to Mitsch Bush’s campaign for U.S. Congress, with over 98% of total contributions less than $200. The Mitsch Bush campaign has over $400,000 on hand and has raised over $1,370,000 since announcing her campaign in July 2017.
“I have been blown away by the grassroots energy that we have seen for our campaign,” said Mitsch Bush. “It is clear that the 3rd Congressional District is craving a Representative who listens to and fights for their interests, not for big corporations. Scott Tipton’s record is riddled with votes against veterans, seniors, farmers and ranchers, students, and working families — and our campaign’s momentum clearly shows that the people in our District have had enough.”
With the release of these fundraising numbers, it is clear that the race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District has become the most competitive U.S. House race in the state, with Mitsch Bush having the momentum behind her to unseat Tipton and flip this congressional seat.