Ann Wagner announced her run for Congress in Missouri's 2nd District nearly one year ago and since then has won key endorsements and the support of grassroots conservatives, dedicated volunteers and individuals willing to give their time and resources to support her campaign. Today, Wagner continued her impressive success in fundraising, bringing in over $280,000 in the 1st Quarter, shattering previous records for resources raised in the district she is seeking to represent.
"I entered this race nearly a year ago to tackle our out-of-control debt; to restore the true role of the federal government; and to bring strong, effective, conservative leadership to Washington DC to solve difficult problems," said Wagner. "As I travel across the district listening to concerned citizens, these are the core issues they want solved and the qualities they want in their next representative to Congress."
At the close of the first quarter for 2012 Wagner has now raised more than $1.6 million from over 1,400 donors with nearly $1.1 million cash-on-hand. These figures are records in Missouri's 2nd Congressional District, a region with a history of both GOP grassroots activism and generous Republican contributors, which Wagner has been able to equally draw upon.
"As a first-time candidate, I am grateful for the outpouring of support from my home district that has been so good to me and my family over my lifetime, but we still have much more work to do," said Wagner. "I will not be outworked in this race and I want people to see that, because it is going to be crucial in earning their vote."
Wagner's campaign recently received endorsements from FreedomWorks PAC, a national grassroots organization and the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund at their Annual Convention in St. Louis this year. She has also been endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List, and Citizens United PAC.