Arlington, TX, January 3, 2018 – Jana Lynne Sanchez, Democratic Candidate for US Congress (TX06) said today that her campaign had raised more than $138,000 in the primary so far, roughly two and a half times what every Democratic candidate for the last 30 years running in this district had raised for their entire campaign. In the fourth quarter, the campaign raised more than $62,000, more than double what it had raised each previous quarter. The campaign received 2,138 contributions of an average size of $64.50.
“It was very difficult raising funds for a race that few people thought was winnable. That has now changed since we are in an open and extremely winnable race,” said Sanchez. “Fundraising picked up significantly in December and we expect the pace to only increase,” she added.
Sanchez is running on a platform of better jobs for our high school graduates, well-funded public schools and affordable, universal healthcare as well as working across the aisle for the betterment of her district. Sanchez is also a strong proponent of Congressional term limits. Sanchez is the granddaughter of migrant farm workers who settled in Ellis County in the 1950s. She credits excellent public school teachers in Waxahachie for her being able to go to Rice University.
The campaign has also had major national and local endorsements including New Democratic Coalition PAC, representing 61 members of US Congress who are pro-growth problem solvers, BOLD PAC, Dallas AFL-CIO, Latino Majority PAC and Climate Hawk Vote PAC.
The funds raised come primarily from the DFW region, including the district, which spans from Arlington to Corsicana, although a large number of national grassroots donors have contributed.