George Jepsen has fundraising edge in Connecticut attorney general race
Democratic attorney general candidate George Jepsen issued a press release today touting a big edge in the number of total donors contributing to his campaign.
Republican candidate Martha Dean’s report to the State Elections Enforcement Commission listed 163 contributors to her campaign through September, with the average contribution of nearly $400.
In comparison, more than 1,200 Connecticut residents gave contributions of $100 or less to Jepsen’s campaign between January and July when he qualified for public financing. Also, Jepsen did not accept money came from political action committees, industry or public-interest groups.
“My grassroots support is much deeper and more widespread than my opponent’s. The numbers tell the story. My message appeals to a broader range of Connecticut voters,” Jepsen said. In contrast, Dean has failed to garner much financial support, even from members of her own party.
Jepsen said participating in the Clean Elections Program has allowed him to focus on meeting Connecticut voters and talking about issues that matter, not raising money. It has also kept special interest money out of his race.