CHICO, CA, October 16, 2019 --- Federal Election Commission finance reports released yesterday show a clear and stark contrast between the fundraising principles of Audrey Denney (D-Chico, CA) and her opponent, Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale, CA) in California’s first congressional district. The reports show that in the 2020 election cycle, Audrey Denney has already amassed an impressive number of individual contributions for her campaign to bring a new kind of representation to this rural Northern California district.
The reports also show how the difference between these two candidates is apparent in their approaches to fundraising for the 2020 election. The Congressman continues to depend on outside funding through PACs and Republican party transfers, while Audrey’s campaign builds upon grassroots momentum and small-dollar local contributions. Asked about her fundraising, Denney explained, “I entered this race because our district desperately needs a representative who is not beholden to corporate and outside influences, and that is why I am so proud that 98% of my contributions came from individuals and nearly 80% comes from people living right here in California’s 1st District. It is past time that we replace our partisan politician with a public servant who votes in the best interests of all people living in the North State.”
Denney has expanded her fundraising lead with an impressive third-quarter off-year total of $600,000 in contributions compared to Rep. LaMalfa’s $446,000 total. Audrey takes a huge lead in the category of individual contributions with $586,000 versus $158,000 for the Congressman. Election day is just over one year away and Audrey Denney is garnering increased support and momentum toward November 2020.