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January 6, 2020


Ends first full fundraising quarter with $5.5 million cash on hand

Shows continued grassroots power with nearly $1 million raised in Massachusetts and 75 percent of all donations coming in at $50 or less

Watertown, MA --- During the first full fundraising quarter since Joe Kennedy III announced his run for the U.S. Senate, Kennedy for Massachusetts announced over $2.4 million raised in the last fundraising quarter of 2019. The campaign demonstrated its powerful grassroots support with nearly $1 million raised in Massachusetts and over 75 percent of all contributions coming in at $50 or less.

Kennedy ended the year with $5.5 million cash on hand. He does not accept corporate PAC or fossil fuel money and has called on his opponents to sign a People’s Pledge, to keep dark money out of the primary election.

“These strong fundraising numbers reflect a powerful, growing base of support across the Commonwealth,” said Nick Clemons, Kennedy for Massachusetts Campaign Manager. “Over the first three months of this campaign we have relentlessly traveled the state, showing up in places other politicians don’t and building a campaign that brings in people who our political system too often locks out or leaves behind. We are committed to showing up everywhere, welcoming everyone, and running a campaign with deep roots in every corner of Massachusetts. We’re incredibly grateful for the support so far and energized for the months to come.”

The strong fundraising numbers continue Kennedy’s early momentum in 2020. On January 1, Kennedy for Massachusetts announced the opening of three statewide campaign offices in Lowell, Roxbury and Worcester. Additionally, the campaign announced fourteen town halls across the state over the next month -- two of which will be fully conducted in Spanish.

Kennedy ended 2019 having visited over 70 cities and towns in just 90 days in the race. His commitment to showing up in every community in Massachusetts has resulted in a rapidly growing grassroots operation with hundreds of volunteers, field organizers, delegates and campus captains across the state.

Posted on January 6, 2020 in Press Releases.