ICYMI: Hobbs Campaign Touts Momentum As It “Posts Big-Time Number For First Fundraising Report,” “Rakes In A Massive $3 Million”
PHOENIX — On Monday, Secretary of State and candidate for governor Katie Hobbs released her record-breaking fundraising numbers – the most any gubernatorial candidate raised in an off-year in Arizona history from either party – and touted momentum going into 2022.
By: Stacey Barchenger
- Secretary of State Katie Hobbs announced Monday she had raised over $2.9 million entirely from donors for her campaign to become Arizona’s next governor.
- Hobbs did not put any of her own money into her treasury, according to the campaign. The donations came from nearly 20,000 people and most — more than 90% — were for $100 or less.
- Hobbs debuted as a national political figure last year as she defended the handling of the 2020 election in Arizona, and her campaign coffers reflect that profile. By June 2021, she had raised over $1 million.
- Hobbs raised more in 2021 than the last Democratic candidate for governor raised in the entire election cycle. In the 2018 gubernatorial race, a campaign marked by unprecedented outside spending, David Garcia raised about $2.4 million to challenge Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, according to state campaign finance records.
- Meanwhile Hobbs’ [primary] competitors…have banked roughly a third of Hobbs’ haul. Former state representative Aaron Lieberman, of Paradise Valley, reported contributions of about $1 million, with $150,000 of his own money loaned to his campaign. His campaign declared it a record-breaking amount, at the time. Meanwhile Democratic competitor Marco Lopez tallied over $1 million fundraising — of which $235,000 was his own money.
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