The Tom Cotton for Congress campaign today announced that it raised over $343,000 in the third quarter and spent less than $12,000, leaving $331,000 cash on hand and no debt. The campaign achieved this in only two months of activity since its kickoff.
"I am deeply grateful for the incredible and humbling support from our many grassroots volunteers and donors. I will work tirelessly to fight Barack Obama’s failed agenda and to stand up for individual liberty, limited government, the free market, and Arkansas values," said Tom Cotton about the campaign’s third-quarter performance.
In addition to Cotton, former 2010 Republican candidate Beth Anne Rankin and Marcus Richmond have also announced for the GOP nomination. So far, state Sen. Gene Jeffress is the only Democratic candidate to declare his intention to run.
UPDATE - Rankin also send along her first fundraiser numbers showing $170,000 raised. The release does not show cash on hand or how much was spent but does tout that 91 percent came from Arkansas and 81 percent came from the fourth district.
“I am overwhelmed and tremendously grateful for the swift and incredible outpouring of grassroots support from all thirty-three counties in the Fourth District. To have donors in all 33 counties within 33 days of the start of our campaign is absolutely amazing, and I am so grateful for everyone who invested in our efforts and wants to get America moving forward again. The supporters of our campaign recognize the importance of launching a strong and well-funded organization. Our message of getting back to the basics of a smaller federal government guided by Constitutional principles is resonating with citizens all across the Fourth District. It’s time Washington, DC understood that it needs to get out of the private sector and let the free enterprise system get this economy roaring again,” Rankin said.