Continuing his successful fundraising efforts in the two previous quarters, Andy Barr announced today that his campaign raised $184,425 in the first quarter of 2012, bringing his total funds raised to $612,005 through the end of March.
"As I tour the district, the message I continue to hear is that "we need jobs.' I do not hear "we need more taxes, regulation and debt from Washington,'" said Barr. "The citizens of Kentucky have had enough of President Obama's campaign to tax and regulate job creators into bankruptcy. They have had enough of his efforts to stifle energy production and destroy Kentucky's coal industry. They have had enough of the five trillion dollars he has added to the national debt. Most of all, the voters of the Sixth District have had enough of Ben Chandler enabling this President's job-killing agenda at every crucial point."
Barr's fundraising total to date of $612,005 through March 31 represents nearly a 50% increase over his fundraising totals to the same point of the 2010 campaign cycle. The campaign's revenue has come from 1,633 total donations, nearly 85% of which have been made by individuals.
"Our campaign is about creating jobs, supporting policies to limit burdensome regulation and higher taxes on our small businesses and unleashing the American people from the shackles of big government to realize their potential. Our message is resonating and our fundraising totals reflect central Kentucky's desire for new leadership in Congress."