1,000 Donors in Final Week of March Propel Murphy to $855,000 First Quarter Haul

April 11 2012

Total raised reaches $4.2 million with nearly $3 million in the bank

ROCKY HILL - Chris Murphy's campaign for U.S. Senate raised over $855,000 in the first fundraising quarter of 2012, bringing the campaign's fundraising total to over $4.24 million. Murphy will report nearly $3 million cash on hand.

"Our fundraising lead has always been propelled by the unmatched breadth of our donor community. We had 3,000 contributions in the first quarter of the year, with an amazing surge of 1,000 contributors who answered our call in the final week of March," said Murphy. "That's the kind of base of enthusiastic support that wins elections."

Enthusiasm continues to grow for Murphy. 1,590 new donors joined the campaign in the in the first quarter of 2012, bringing the campaign's total number of donors to a whopping 6,462. 86% of those donors gave $250 or less, and three-quarters of them came from Connecticut.

Since announcing his candidacy last year, Murphy has continued to build a grassroots campaign that has grown stronger by the day. He has received the endorsement of the State Council of SEIU, the Working Families Party, the Connecticut Education Association, Connecticut Fire Fighters, United Auto Workers, Connecticut Laborers, the Connecticut State Building and Construction Trades Council, the Communications Workers of America, the League of Conservation Voters, Connecticut's entire Congressional House delegation, Attorney General George Jepsen, Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, dozens of state Senators and state Representatives and over 8,000 Democratic and progressive activists from all across Connecticut.

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