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EMILYs List Candidates Lead Fundraising in Some of the Nation’s Most Competitive Races

July 14, 2020

For Immediate Release
July 14, 2020

EMILYs List Candidates Lead Fundraising in Some of the Nation’s Most Competitive Races 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EMILYs List candidates continue to outraise Republican incumbents and report groundbreaking fundraising numbers from the second fiscal quarter of the year. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement: 

“Across the country, EMILYs List women are breaking fundraising records and outraising their opponents – sometimes by double the amount. The latest reports are a testament to the hard work of our women and the support their campaigns are building. We are thrilled to congratulate them on their continued success, and we look forward to ensuring their momentum only grows in the coming months.”  

  • Sara Gideon in Maine more than doubled GOP Sen. Susan Collins’ fundraising this quarter, raising $8 million
  • In the increasingly competitive Iowa Senate race, Theresa Greenfield raised $6 million this quarter, the most out of any Democrat who has run for U.S. Senate in Iowa. 
  • In Kansas, U.S. Senate candidate Barbara Bollier raised $3.7 million, the most any candidate in Kansas history has raised in a three-month period while running for federal, state, or local office. 
  • Congresswoman Katie Porter from California raised $2.5 million, marking the fifth quarter in a row that she has raised over $1 million. 
  • In Texas, U.S. Senate candidate MJ Hegar far outpaced her runoff opponent and raised $1.7 million in the second quarter of 2020, making this her most successful fundraising quarter since the launch of her campaign. 
  • In Texas, Wendy Davis outraised GOP Rep. Chip Roy by over $850,000 this quarter, bringing in a total haul of $1.4 million
  • In Michigan, Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin raised $1.4 million. 
  • Nicole Galloway brought in $1.1 million without any in-person campaign events.
  • Congresswoman Elaine Luria in Virginia raised $930,000 this quarter. 
  • Congresswoman Susan Wild in Pennsylvania raised $875,000, marking the most successful fundraising quarter of her reelection campaign. 
  • Congresswoman Sharice Davids in Kansas brought in $875,000
  • In Texas, Gina Ortiz Jones brought in $810,000 this quarter. 
  • Jill Schupp, running for Congress in Missouri, raised more than $800,000, far exceeding the amount raised by the previous Democratic candidate in the district last cycle. 
  • Betsy Dirksen Londrigan in Illinois raised $800,000 in Q2. 
  • Running to join Montana’s congressional delegation, Kathleen Williams raised $760,000 in Q2. 
  • Kara Eastman in Nebraska raised $715,000 with an average donation of just over $21. 
  • Michigan Congresswoman Haley Stevens raised $710,000 this quarter. 
  • Carolyn Bourdeaux in Georgia raised approximately $625,000 with a base of around 11,000 contributors. 
  • Outraising incumbent GOP Rep. French Hill, Joyce Elliott raised more than $600,000
  • Candace Valenzuela set a record in Texas’ 24th Congressional District for the most money raised in a single quarter and outraised her opponent ahead of the July 14 runoff. 
  • In New Mexico, Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small holds a significant fundraising advantage over her Republican opponent. 

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 55,000 women have reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices.