Strong sign of support for Bill Johnson

JOHNSON REPORTS NEARLY ONE MILLION DOLLARS ON HAND IN RE-ELECTION RACE AFTER RAISING MORE THAN $380,000.00 FOR QUARTER 

Marietta, OH (4/15/14): Congressman Bill Johnson filed his quarterly campaign finance report today, reporting more than $380,000.00 raised for the quarter.  That brings his total cash on hand for the re-election campaign to nearly one million dollars.

Johnson raised more than $228,000.00 from individual donors this quarter. 

By comparison one of the two Democrats competing in the May primary hasn’t filed a report and the other, Jennifer Garrison, raised $92,683 while loaning her campaign $107,000.  Excluding the loan, Garrison spent more than she raised during the quarter.  Just $34,392 was from individual donors.  When taking into account the debt from loans to the campaign, her functional cash on hand is just $110,147.

Johnson campaign advisor Matt Dole said that more than $960,000.00 indicates growing support heading into the general election.

“Bill Johnson works hard representing the values of hard-working families in 18 counties across Eastern and Southeastern Ohio,” Dole said.  “Support for policies such as repealing and replacing Obamacare, making our nation energy independent and giving small business owners the tools they need to create jobs are clearly resonating both with voters and donors.”

Because of the primary election (where Johnson is unopposed), another campaign finance report is due on April 24, covering April 1-April 16.

Dole said that Johnson welcomes the upcoming campaign.

“Because of the weak Democratic field, pundits no longer believe this campaign will be as hotly contested as first thought, but that doesn’t mean we’re not taking it seriously,” Dole said.  “Regardless of who is successful in the Democratic primary we’re looking forward to a rigorous debate about whether the people of Eastern and Southeastern Ohio want someone who shares Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama’s values - in the Democrat nominee - or their own values in Bill Johnson.”

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