Stevens Campaign Reports over $1.2 Million Cash on Hand
87 Percent of Donations from Alaskans
Senator Ted Stevens' reelection campaign today made public its most recent Federal Election Commission (FEC) report, which shows the Stevens for Senate Committee had more than $1.2 million cash on hand as of September 30. That is nearly $500,000 more than Ted Stevens' opponent.
From August 7 to September 30, the campaign raised more than $490,000, with donations coming overwhelmingly from individual Alaskans. During this period, the Stevens for Senate Committee received 95 percent of its dollars from individuals and a total of 1,169 contributions, 1,020 of which (87 percent) were from Alaskans.
"Our latest fundraising report shows that our campaign is powered by Alaskans, not South 48 special interest groups," said Senator Stevens. "We've reached out to Alaska families and hard working men and women in this state, and have not sought support from Outsiders who have a political agenda that is contrary to what Alaskans want. Later this month, I look forward to continuing my travel around the state to listen to Alaskans about what issues are important to them."
In spite of being significantly outspent by Outside special interest groups supporting Mark Begich, Ted Stevens remains in a deadheat with Begich in public opinion polls. Senator Stevens has also outperformed Begich with his grassroots campaign and has more cash resources available for a strong finish in this election.
Federal law only requires donors of more than $200 be disclosed. However, in accordance with Senator Stevens' longtime policy, the Stevens campaign discloses all donors, even those who give less than $200.
The summary pages of the report are attached. A complete electronic copy of the report in PDF format is available by visiting Senator Stevens' campaign website: www.tedstevens2008.com/blog.