FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Gregg Peppin
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Thursday, January 9, Plymouth, Minn. — Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson announced today that he raised over $240,000 in 2013, more than doubling the off-year amount raised by the Minnesota GOP’s 2010 gubernatorial nominee.
Johnson, who comfortably won a gubernatorial straw poll of activists at the Republican Party of Minnesota State Central Committee meeting last October, raised funds from more than 1,000 contributors, with an average donation of $227. Johnson’s fundraising total is absent any loans.
“I am proud of the funds my campaign was able to raise in 2013, and I’m especially proud of our number of contributors—most of whom I spoke with on the phone or at a small fundraising gathering in a home or restaurant,” Johnson said.
“I recognize that other candidates in this race will have higher fundraising numbers,” Johnson said. “But to win in Minnesota, Republicans need a candidate who has strong support from non-activist Republicans and the business community to compete financially with Dayton AND who can unite the factions of our party and secure and energize our grassroots base. As demonstrated through the straw poll last fall and the fundraising numbers released today, I am the only candidate with this winning formula.”
The full details of Johnson’s 2013 fundraising efforts will be included in his filing with the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board, which is due January 31.
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