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Katie Porter Raises a Stunning $1.3 Million Online in First 24 Hours of Her Campaign From Army of Small Dollar Donors

Porter received a whopping 34,024 donations in a single day, with an average donation of $38.23

Day 1 donors spanned all 58 California counties and all 50 states 

Democrats, good government advocates, progressive groups all praised Porter’s entrance into the race 

Porter has never taken a dime – in any race – from Big Oil, pharmaceutical or payday lender PACs

CALIFORNIA—Congresswoman Katie Porter raised an astonishing $1.3 million online in her first 24 hours as a U.S. Senate candidate. Here is her first day as a Senate candidate by the numbers:

$1,300,877 million dollars online: Porter raised this whopping figure exclusively online in 24 hours—not from a single check. This entire amount can be used during the primary. It does not include any general election donations.

  • 98% of donations were $100 or less
  • The average donation was $38.23
  • Donors spanned all 58 California counties and 50 states 
  • $0 came from corporate PACs, Big Oil, or Pharma companies—just like every campaign she has ever run

Her launch announcement was seen more than 7.4 million times over social media

More than 4,000 Porter supporters committed to making a monthly donation

 “I have never taken a dime from corporate PACs, Big Oil or pharmaceutical companies—every race I have ever run has been 100% people powered,” said Katie Porter. “I am so touched and grateful for the outpouring of support from so many Californians. Californians deserve a Senator who will fight for them and against powerful special interests, and that’s exactly what I will do.” 

Porter’s announcement received widespread praise from Democrats, good government advocates, progressive groups and pundits in her first 24 hours as a candidate. Her campaign also released a poll of California voters likely to participate in the 2024 election for U.S. Senate. It shows Porter has a double-digit lead in a likely top-two general election contest if it were held today. In a head-to-head matchup, Porter leads significantly among Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. The same survey shows Porter would be the likely top finisher from a June primary contest with other potential Republican and Democratic candidates. The survey was conducted by widely-respected pollster David Binder Research, an alumnus for campaigns of former President Obama, Governor Newsom, and Vice President Harris. You can read the poll memo here.