ANCHORAGE, Aug. 15, 2018 — Nearly 1,200 individual Alaskans have contributed to Mike Dunleavy’s campaign for Governor, allowing the campaign to report more than $311,000 raised, and exceeding the performance of other candidates in the most recent reporting period.
“Momentum continues to build in our organization, and it’s being fueled by ordinary, working Alaskans who are making big sacrifices to bring about new leadership for our state,” said Dunleavy. “I’m humbled by the outpouring of support, and I feel great about the campaign’s progress in the last week before the primary election.”
The average-size donation to Alaskans for Dunleavy has been $206, and more than 95 percent of funds raised have come from individual Alaska donors, not corporate or union PACs.
Brett Huber, campaign manager for Alaskans for Dunleavy, said that Dunleavy’s fund-raising performance has been competitive with other candidates. “Mike Dunleavy is the only major candidate in this race who has not previously held statewide office. Yet in the latest financial reporting period, we exceeded the amount raised by Mead Treadwell, Mark Begich, and even Bill Walker. It’s very revealing that Walker, who has no primary campaign and enjoys the advantages of incumbency, is nonetheless lagging behind other candidates in the most recent reporting period.”
Dunleavy said the large number of individual donors reflects the enthusiasm for his campaign message at the grass roots. “People are eager for a governor who will get serious about combatting crime, controlling the size of government, and getting our state’s economy moving again. I’m looking forward to offering voters a real choice this November.”