8th Congressional District candidate Darcy Burner blew past her fundraising targets with an impressive surge during the final few days of the first-quarter reporting period.
Burner will report over $536,000 raised thus far, $320,000 in the last quarter. More important, her $355,000 in cash-on-hand comfortably beat the threshold required to qualify for $250,000 from the DCCC’s Red-to-Blue program.
But perhaps most impressive was the way in which she exceeded her targets, raising over $150,000 in the last ten days, and an astounding $90,000 in the final 48 hours of the quarter.
The campaign credits much of this fundraising surge to the grassroots support Burner received from local bloggers, and if that’s true, we not only helped her campaign reach “the next level” as campaign manager Zach Silk told The Stranger, but such an impact would suggest that the local progressive blogosphere has reached the next level itself.
We’ve got a competitive race, my friends. More later….
In the meantime, stop by Drinking Liberally tonight and meet the candidate herself; 8pm, Montlake Alehouse, 2307 24th Avenue E.