Phoenix, AZ – Congressional candidate Kyrsten Sinema has built on her powerful momentum, reporting today that her campaign raised $367,453 in April, May and June. Overall, her campaign has raised $626,187 this year, with donations coming from 3,882 individuals. The average donation to Sinema’s campaign in the second quarter report was $125.15. The campaign reported having over $358,000 on hand going into the summer primary season.
The successful fundraising report comes on the heels of Sinema’s gathering strength among labor unions, elected officials and community leaders in Arizona’s ninth Congressional District, a list which now includes the AFL-CIO, the Building Trades Council, and unions representing Teamsters, Firefighters, Painters, Electricians, Transportation Workers, Sheet Metal Workers, Police Officers, Sheriffs, Steel workers, Machinists, Food Service workers and more. Former ASU Law School President and noted constitutional scholar Paul Bender has gotten behind Sinema. National Democratic powerhouse EMILY’s List also threw its weight behind Sinema, joining the Human Rights Campaign, and the Victory Fund to broaden and deepen Kyrsten Sinema’s coalition.
“Kyrsten Sinema’s progressive record of delivering for Arizona families while she served in a very conservative legislature is resonating with Democrats in this primary season,” said Rodd McLeod, Sinema’s campaign manager. “While other candidates appear on television and YouTube opposing President Obama’s health care plan, Kyrsten Sinema has emphasized problem-solving. It’s no wonder that her support is surging.”