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LAS VEGAS – Rory Reid has raised $4.4 million to date for his gubernatorial campaign, including nearly $1 million in the filling period that ended last week. That’s more than double the amount raised by one potential Republican opponent.
In the most recent filing period – from Jan. 1 to May 27 – Rory raised nearly $1 million. He enters the general election with more than $2.6 million cash on hand, nearly five-times as much as Republican Brian Sandoval has in his campaign coffers.
Sandoval has raised only $1.8 million, less than half the amount Rory’s raised.
“I’m extremely grateful to everyone who has supported my plan for the future of Nevada,” Reid said. “I will continue the discussion about the issues that matter most to Nevadans and build a winning organization throughout our state that will carry us to victory in November.”
The unprecedented $4.4 million is the result of more than a year of grassroots fundraising. More than 2,000 individuals have already contributed to Rory’s campaign. In comparison, the current governor had 1,600 contributors in the entire 2006 election cycle.
This level of support has allowed Rory to build an aggressive, far-reaching organization that is ready for the next phase of the campaign. The participation of so many grassroots donors shows Nevadans in every corner of the state are eager for a new direction, and new leadership in Carson City.
“These fundraising numbers show the incredible grassroots support Rory has built throughout the state,” said Phoebe Sweet, communications director for the Nevada State Democratic Party. “Brian Sandoval may have been recruited to run by party establishment Republicans, but it is activists and donors that will propel Rory to victory.”
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