Dem. challenger Jessica Ehrlich raised $112,963 during 3Q for now open CD 13 seat

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Don’t count Jessica Ehrlich out of the race for Florida’s Congressional District 13. Despite being down in a new poll to prospective primary challenger Alex Sink, Ehrlich continues to post impressive fundraising numbers.

According to her latest campaign finance report, Ehrlich has nearly doubled her support in her first two fundraising quarters of the 2014 election cycle. 

Ehrlich raised $112,963.89 in contributions during the months of July, August and September of 2013, the last fundraising period before Congressman Bill Young announced his plans to retire. Ehrlich raised nearly $100,000 more in individual money year over year as compared to the same time in 2012 and has more than doubled her cash on hand in the same period to over $160,000.

In the last three months, Ehrlich’s campaign had almost 600 individual donors with over 445 new investors in the campaign. Moreover, in the last week alone, Ehrlich’s new contributors have increased by an additional 20%. 

 “It is an honor to have such early support of our people-powered campaign. It proves again that Pinellas County residents want a Representative who will stand up to the paralyzed partisanship of the Washington establishment and fight for the hardworking men and women here at home,” said congressional candidate Jessica Ehrlich.  “Voters are tired of business as usual and are ready for a new voice focused on access to education and job training, increasing economic opportunities, and protecting our seniors.”

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