On Friday Lori Compas, the Democratic candidate for State Senate District 13, announced her campaign has raised more than $100,000 since she announced her candidacy just 55 days ago. According to Compas’ campaign, the average total contribution was $30.
“I’m thrilled with this outpouring of grassroots support,” Compas said, noting that 98 percent of the donations were $100 or less.
In an effort to limit the influence of out-of-state special interests and focus on the issues, Compas called on her opponent, Scott Fitzgerald, to sign a clean campaign pledge in early April. The pledge included a promise to raise at least 75 percent of campaign funds from Wisconsin donors and refrain from attending out-of-state fundraisers. Fitzgerald has not signed the pledge, nor has he acknowledged the benefit of limiting out-of-state influence in elections.
“There could not be a clearer contrast between my opponent and me,” Compas said. “He has the entrenched power of a career politician, while I have tremendous support from people who actually live and work right here in Wisconsin.”
The fact that Lori Compas was able to raise $100,000 in just a little under two months speaks volumes about what a great candidate she is, not to mention how energized folks here in Wisconsin are to move the state in a new, more progressive direction.