U.S. Senate hopeful Katie Britt on Friday announced that her campaign had raised over $3.75 million in funds since she launched her candidacy in June of this year.
In a matter of four months, Britt has surpassed the fundraising numbers of all Alabama Republican U.S. Senate candidates in the 2020 primary and runoff elections combined, according to the campaign.
The Britt campaign says its third quarter Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing will show that the candidate raised in excess of $1.5 million from the beginning of July through the end of September.
The strong fundraising haul comes on the heels of Britt raking in a record-breaking $2.24 million just 23 days into her candidacy earlier this year.
The campaign noted that Britt’s total does not include loans, self-funding or campaign committee-to-campaign-committee transfers. Additionally, it says over 85% of the funds raised in the third quarter were contributions from Alabamians, with 95% overall coming from individuals.
The first-time candidate sits at $3.3 million cash-on-hand as of the beginning of October.
“I am grateful and excited that so many Alabamians are jumping on board our campaign to save the America we know and love,” said Britt. “Our Alabama First message is resonating strongly with hardworking families in every corner of our state who want to protect our Christian conservative values and ensure Alabama always has a seat at the table.”
She added, The enthusiasm we are seeing firsthand on the campaign trail is incredible, and to have so many people all-in this far out from the election is telling. The people of Alabama are already making it clear that they will elect fresh blood in 2022, and I will work tirelessly every day in the U.S. Senate to make our state proud and to grow good-paying jobs and opportunity for generations to come. Together, we will preserve the American Dream for our children and our children’s children.”
Overall, 88% of funds Britt has raised have come from Alabamians. In contrasting with her primary opponent, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks’ (R-Huntsville) fundraising statistics, her campaign noted that a majority of the congressman’s funds in the second quarter came from out-of-state donors.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL