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U.S. Senate Candidate Katie Porter Raises $3.4 Million in Third Quarter From an Army of Small Dollar Donors

Porter received more than 125,000 unique donations, averaging $28 overall

IRVINE—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-47), candidate for U.S. Senate in California, raised $3.4 million in the third quarter of 2023 from an army of grassroots supporters from across the Golden State. Just like every campaign she has ever ran, Porter is refusing donations from Big Oil, Big Pharma, Wall Street, payday lenders, defense contractors, and other corporate PACs. She is the only current elected official running to represent California in the U.S. Senate who has never taken corporate PAC money and refuses donations from federal lobbyists. Porter is entering the fourth quarter with nearly $12 million cash-on-hand.

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

  • $3.4 million from more than 68,800 unique donors
    • More than 125,000 unique donations
    • 99% of donations were $100 or less
    • The average donation was less than $28
  • 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 proud to be running a true grassroots campaign,” said Porter. “Californians are hungry for a leader in Washington who will stand up to the corporate special interests and their political enablers who rig the system against everyday people. I’ve proven time and again that I can’t be bought, having never taken a penny from corporate PACs and refusing donations from federal lobbyists. Californians deserve a Senator who they can believe in and who they know is working for them, instead of powerful corporate interests with hidden agendas.” 

Rep. Katie Porter is running for the U.S. Senate to represent all Californians and unrig the Washington-status quo. In poll after poll, Porter is the only candidate who consistently advances to a general election, finishing first or second in all surveys released to date of California voters likely to participate in the March 2024 primary. Porter also has a commanding lead over her Democratic opponents among women, younger voters, voters of color, and Independent voters, all of whom are expected to turn out in high numbers in 2024.