April 9, 2018 In The News

PRESS RELEASE: Kathy Manning Raises Over $1.1 Million in Four Months with $1 Million Cash on Hand

Kathy Manning’s strong campaign to unseat Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) continues with robust fundraising in the first quarter of 2018. Kathy raised over $600,000 in the first three months of 2018, bringing her overall total raised to over $1.1 million since announcing her campaign in December. Kathy’s campaign also reports having over $1 million cash on hand at the end of March.

“I’m proud of our campaign’s strength and continued momentum to bring change to Washington. We’ve traveled across the 13th District and one thing is clear: people are tired of Rep. Ted Budd and the dysfunction of Washington,” said Kathy Manning. “I’ve spent my career bringing people together across this community to get things done. We don’t need another partisan warrior in Washington in the back pocket of Paul Ryan and special interests.”

Kathy’s strong fundraising, by the numbers:

  • Among the top raising congressional challenger campaigns in the country: Kathy raised over $600,000 in the first three months of 2018, bringing her total raised to over $1,100,000 since announcing her campaign for Congress in December 2017.
  • More than $1,000,000 in hand: Less than four months into her campaign, Kathy’s campaign is already building the significant war-chest needed to defeat an incumbent who has used his time in Washington to protect deep pocketed special interests.
  • Support from across the district: Kathy has received contributions from all five counties in the district: Davie, Davidson, Iredell, Rowan, and Guilford County.
  • People-powered: Kathy has pledged to not take a single dime of corporate PAC money, which means her campaign is powered by people, not corporate special interests.

Kathy Manning, a local businesswoman, community leader, and mom, chaired one of the world’s largest charitable organizations. Kathy has brought people together to improve education and provide relief to people who lost jobs during the economic downturn including job retraining and mortgage assistance. Kathy also served as a partner in a major law firm in Greensboro for 15 years before leaving to start her own business. Throughout her career, Kathy has worked tirelessly to spur economic development in North Carolina’s 13th District and attract new businesses and good paying jobs for the community.

Kathy understands the importance of economic opportunity, good paying jobs, accessible and affordable health care, and the education and training necessary to prepare people for the jobs of the future. She has spent her life bringing people together to make our community a better place for all, and she is ready to take her skills and determination to Washington to fight for the people of our community and our country. As a U.S. Representative, Kathy will put party aside, put country first and focus on creating economic growth we all share.