CHARLESTON, WV — Today, Joe Manchin’s campaign announced that it raised more than $850,000 during the final fundraising period of 2017 and that it will start 2018 with $4.7 million in the bank. Manchin holds a 4-to-1 cash on hand advantage over his nearest competitor.
So far, the Manchin campaign has taken in contributions from nearly 7,000 individuals this election cycle and raised over $500,000 from West Virginia. Manchin is humbled by the 1,000 West Virginia donations he’s received so far in this campaign. The senator has strong support across the state from Democrats, Republicans and everyone in between.
The people of West Virginia are speaking out against the constant gridlock in Washington and stepping up to back Senator Manchin’s work with both sides of the aisle.
“The low-energy campaigns of the Republican candidates have such weak support that no amount of special interest money will be able to save them,” said Grant Herring, communications director for the Manchin campaign. “Mitch McConnell’s candidates are falling flat because West Virginians are rallying around Joe’s bipartisan work and speaking out against the dysfunction in Washington. Joe is grateful to have so many people investing in the campaign at this early stage and confident that our massive cash on hand advantage and grassroots support will deliver a huge victory in November.”