Jacksonville, FL — Donna Deegan, the former Jacksonville TV news anchor and three-time cancer survivor, announced today she has raised $204,000 from nearly 1,200 individual donors just six weeks after launching her campaign for Florida’s 4th Congressional District. This sum represents approximately three times that of the 4th District’s 2018 Democratic nominee’s total raised throughout the entire election cycle. Deegan’s campaign has inspired thousands of constituents to become involved in the First Coast’s political process.
Deegan’s $204,000 haul came from 100% individual donors, 94% of whom are Florida residents. “I am grateful for the outpouring of support from voters around the 4th District who are ready for real leadership and change in Washington D.C.,” said Deegan, “this is truly a people-powered campaign and the number of individuals who have donated $5, $10, $20 and more shows the extensive level of support and enthusiasm for our campaign.”
In addition to Deegan’s strong initial fundraising total, her campaign has garnered over 500 committed volunteers eager to hit the ground running to get her elected in November. “We have seen a tremendous number of motivated supporters excited to connect with voters in the 4th District about Donna’s candidacy,” said Campaign Manager Erica Connor, “Donna’s willingness to meet with people all around the district stands in stark contrast to Rep. Rutherford’s hesitancy throughout his tenure to host public events and interact with his constituents. Her candidacy offers a refreshing choice for First Coast voters and we are excited to engage with as many people as possible in the coming months.”