Republican Bryan Tate’s campaign in the 95th state House special election raised about $43,900 from Jan. 24 to Monday, according to a campaign finance report.
Highlights and the full report, after the jump:
For the reporting period, Tate’s campaign:
–received $43,903 in monetary contributions;
–had an ending cash balance of $22,732.
–received $8,977 worth of in-kind contributions;
–and had no unpaid debts or obligations.
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He did not accept political action committee money.
“Having worked in both the state House and in Congress, I saw firsthand how special interest money is used to influence decision making in the legislature,” said Tate, who served as chief of staff to Todd Platts in the state and U.S. houses of representatives. “And it was my decision to be a candidate of the people and to not let any special interest groups … try to have any undue influence over my decision making.”
Tate also provided a summary of his campaign finance report.
He received 214 individual contributions, according to the summary report.
The largest contribution was $10,000.
Now for averages: the mean contribution was $205.16, while the median was $100.
“A huge number of them are small contributions made by everyday people who are longtime friends or supporters of mine,” Tate said. “…I’m thrilled so many people wanted to be supportive.”