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U.S. Senate Candidate Katie Porter Raises $3.2 Million in Second Quarter From an Army of Small Dollar Donors

Porter received more than 110,000 donations, averaging $29 overall

Donors spanned all 58 California counties

Porter is the only candidate in the race who rejects money from federal lobbyists and has never taken money from Big Oil, Big Pharma, Wall Street, payday lender, or other corporate PACs

CALIFORNIA—Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Katie Porter raised $3.2 million in the second quarter of 2023 from an army of grassroots supporters. Just like every campaign she has ever ran, Porter is refusing donations from Big Oil, Big Pharma, Wall Street, payday lender, and other corporate PACs. Porter is also rejecting donations from federal lobbyists and executives from Big Oil, Big Pharma, and the Big Banks. She is entering the third quarter with $10.4 million cash-on-hand.

Here’s a breakdown of Porter’s second-quarter fundraising numbers:

  • Porter raised a stunning $3.2 million from 65,886 unique donors
    • 99% of donations were $100 or less
    • The average donation was $29
  • Donors spanned all 58 California counties
  • $0 came from corporate PACs, federal lobbyists, or executives from Big Oil, Big Pharma, or the Big Banks.

“I’m grateful for the support we’ve received so far from every part and pocket of California,” said Porter. “This is a grassroots campaign. I’ve never taken a dime from corporate PACs because I want Californians to have confidence I’m working for them, not special interests. I look forward to connecting with even more Californians in the months ahead about my work to shake up the status quo in Washington, root out corruption, and restore confidence in government.”

Porter is the best positioned candidate running to represent California in the U.S. Senate. She leads her Democratic opponents in a majority of surveys released to date of California voters likely to participate in the March 2024 election, including recent polling conducted by Berkeley IGS and Los Angeles Times, the Lee campaign, and the Porter campaign. She has a commanding lead over her Democratic opponents among younger voters, voters of color, and no-party-preference voters, all of whom are expected to turn out in high numbers in 2024.