Towne for Congress has raised $53,375 per its most recent FEC filing. An additional $4,000 was raised from 63 donors on October 14th during a 24-hour online money bomb.
A flood of support was received after Towne soundly defeated his bickering career politician opponents during a televised debate on WFMZ last night and subsequently was banned from the PBS/Morning Call debate this evening.
During the FEC financial quarter, over $14,239 was raised, an all-time high for the campaign. Towne for Congress remains either the top, or one of the top, independent or major third party fundraisers in the nation for US House. The campaign has raised money from 1,019 individuals with an average of $52 from each donor.
While his career politician opponents have yet to sink a single penny into their own campaigns, Jake is his campaign’s largest contributor with $3,887 donated so far.
Towne for Congress has raised 100% of all funds with donations from individuals, and does not – and never will – accept corporate PAC or lobbyist donations.
Towne is a chemical engineer who worked in the semiconductor industry prior to running for office as an independent private citizen, including the past 4 years in China. Towne has promised to accept only the median household income and not enlist in the congressional health care or pension plans. The $116,000 remainder of the $174,000 salary will be donated to local non-profit hospitals.
To watch the WFMZ debate, visit http://towneforcongress.com/events/money-bomb-today-and-wfmz-debate-footage/