Dist. 18 Congressman has over $2.2 million cash on hand to kick off election year
Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Today, the Murphy for Congress campaign announced that it has raised over $675,000 in the first quarter of 2014, and has more than $2.2 million cash on hand. This war chest puts Murphy in a very strong position entering the second quarter of 2014. This huge quarter follows an impressive showing in 2013, raising over $500,000 in all four fundraising periods, furthering his position as one of the top fundraisers in the nation.
“I am extremely thankful for the outpouring of support for my work serving the residents of Florida’s 18th Congressional District, who I am so proud to represent,” said Murphy. “Together, we will continue to work to change the tone in Washington to move our district, our state, and our nation forward.”
“The magnitude of support for Congressman Murphy’s independent leadership in Congress is almost unheard of among members of the House of Representatives,” said Murphy for Congress Finance Director Mandi Karp. “It is clear that Murphy’s focus on local issues and bringing common-sense problem-solving to Congress is the backbone of his support.”
On Wednesday, the Murphy for Congress campaign announced that Congressman Patrick Murphy has surpassed the number of candidate petitions required to secure his place on the ballot for re-election. Reflecting a grassroots effort made by nearly 7,000 local residents who signed petitions, elections supervisors across Florida’s 18th Congressional District have certified the 4,764 needed by law. Additionally, this week the campaign marked another milestone, topping its goal of reaching 20,000 Facebook followers, highlighting the continued grassroots support for Murphy’s campaign and independent leadership in Congress.
“This week’s financial and grassroots support once again shows that the people of the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches value the Congressman’s common-sense, independent approach over partisanship,” added Karp.