BUBSER POSTS STRONGEST FUNDRAISING QUARTER FOLLOWING PRIMARY WIN IN CA-08
Outraises Republican Jay Obernolte by more than three to one
April 17, Victorville, CA -- The campaign of Chris Bubser, announced that it has broken its own campaign record for fundraising, despite the hardship of the Coronavirus pandemic that began impacting her California district within days after the primary election in early March. Bubser’s fundraising momentum continues, all without accepting money from corporate PACs.
“The public health crisis that we are facing reveals why we must send more people to Congress that are willing to stand up to special interests in Washington to create a fundamental shift in how we make healthcare accessible and affordable for all American families,” said Bubser. “In California’s 8th we have huge healthcare gaps - we lack emergency rooms, healthcare providers and so many don’t have the coverage they need. I will go to Washington and make those changes.”
As reported, the campaign raised $309,000 in the first quarter of 2020. Eighty-eight percent of contributions came from individuals within California and one in three contributors resided in California’s 8th Congressional District, a rural district in which Bubser routinely breaks fundraising records. Bubser ended the quarter with $148,742 cash on hand.
Republican Jay Obernolte, continues to struggle to keep up. Raising an anemic $92,929 in the first three months of the year, Obernolte loaned his campaign $150,000 the day before the deadline to compete with Bubser’s cash on hand total. Obernolte received only fifteen contributions from constituents of California’s 8th in comparison to Bubser’s four hundred.
Chris’ strong fundraising numbers in the midst of the pandemic appear to signal that the electorate is strongly focused on ensuring that a candidate who is focusing on bread and butter issues for every American lands in office.
“While my family and I remain “safer at home” in Mammoth I am in touch with our healthcare providers, veterans and small business owners,” said Bubser. “Everyone is being impacted in this crisis and it will take a new kind of leadership to fix the problems we had before the crisis and those that result from it. I am a creative problem solver and committed to making this country work better for all 750,000 people in California’s 8th.
The 8th Congressional District stretches along much of California’s eastern border, and includes parts of San Bernardino County, and all of Inyo and Mono counties. The district includes, among others, the communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Bishop, Hesperia, Highland, Lone Pine, Mammoth Lakes, Needles, Trona, Twentynine Palms, Victorville, Yucaipa, and Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks.