FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 3rd, 2017
Kanew For Congress Cracks Six-Figure Mark In First Full Fundraising Quarter
Democratic congressional candidate for Tennessee's 7th District Raises Over $100,000
College Grove, TN – Justin Kanew, Democratic candidate for the 7th Congressional District, today announced his campaign has raised more than $100,000 in its first full fundraising quarter.
Kanew is running to replace Republican Marsha Blackburn, who has held the seat for 16 years.
Kanew says the grassroots fundraising effort is the result of almost 650 donors and more than 200 volunteers.
"We're proud to say 84 percent of our donations have been under $200," said Kanew. "Contrast that with Marsha's small donation percentage - a whopping three percent.”
“Yes, THREE. (source: Open Secrets) – 51 percent of her contributions are from large donors, and another 42 percent come from PACs," Kanew said. “Just by the numbers alone, the stark difference between who we're fighting for becomes very clear."
Kanew took aim at Blackburn for waffling between what race she will run in 2018. She has indicated she may run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Bob Corker.
"As Marsha decides which office best suits her, we’ll be over here running hard for the opportunity to truly represent the people of the 7th district,” he said. "We'll likely never match the millions Marsha has sitting in her war chest, but over the course of the next year we look forward to continuing to raise enough money to get our message out through grassroots efforts, adding more volunteers and voters to our team who are excited about bringing something new to TN7. This is a campaign by the people and for the people, and that won’t change no matter who the GOP nominates."
"I'm not making promises to big corporations and special interests just to get elected. I'm not for sale. I'm running to go to Washington and put country over party, and give the people of our district a seat at the table," Kanew concluded.
For more info, go to http://www.kanewforcongress.com
(Pictured: Julie Dougherty, whose donation put the campaign over the $100,000 mark)