Release: Murphy raises $720,000 in Q4 and $3.5 million for campaign

January 12 2012


4,872 donors in 2011 power Murphy to record-setting fundraising
With 82% of contributions from CT, Murphy raises $720,000 in Q4 and $3.5 million for campaign

NEW BRITAIN— With more pre-election year donors than any federal campaign in Connecticut's history, Chris Murphy's campaign for U.S. Senate raised over $720,000 in the final fundraising quarter of 2011, bringing the campaign’s total raised to $3.5 million. Murphy enters 2012 with a staggering $2.5 million in the bank.

"When we kicked off this campaign 12 months ago, I'm not sure I could have imagined that a year later we'd already have almost 5,000 donors to the campaign, and 7,000 individual endorsements from Democratic and progressive activists," said Murphy. "I'm so proud that 8 out of 10 contributions are from Connecticut residents, and that the vast majority of donations are under $250. We're building a fundraising base that doubles as a grassroots operation."

Murphy has demonstrated consistent and sustainable growth, building momentum through 2011 with over a thousand new contributors joining Team Murphy each quarter: Q1 – 1,594; Q2 – 1,106; Q3 – 1,023; Q4 – 1,149, for a total of 4,872.

In addition, thousands of individual Democratic and progressive activists across Connecticut have endorsed Murphy each quarter: 2,513 at the end of second quarter, growing to 5,138 at the end of the third and 7,031 total by the end of the fourth quarter.

To view an interactive map of Murphy’s grassroots support across Connecticut, click here:

In addition to all this individual support, since announcing his candidacy 12 months ago Murphy has received the endorsement of 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 League of Conservation Voters, the Communications Workers of America (CWA), Congressman John Larson, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Congressman Joe Courtney, Congressman Jim Himes, Attorney General George Jepsen, Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, and dozens of Democratic Town Committees, State Senators and State Representatives.

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