Benda Sets Strong Fundraising Pace
Raises over $183k in three weeks with 92% coming from First District Residents
Albert Lea, Minnesota – Matt Benda, Republican candidate for Congress in Minnesota’s First Congressional District, today announced strong fundraising for the first quarter of 2022. Benda is competing in the April 23 Republican endorsing convention and May 24 Special Primary Election.
During the first three weeks of his campaign, Benda for Congress raised more than $183,000, with an unprecedented 92 percent of funds raised coming from First District residents, and 97 percent from within Minnesota. The committee has over $170,000 cash on hand. Unlike reports that other campaigns have loaned themselves hundreds of thousands of dollars, Benda for Congress has relied on the generosity of Minnesota residents to fund its operations.
“The impressive financial backing I’ve received from my friends, neighbors and supporters across the First District is a strong vote of confidence in our campaign,” said Benda. “This is clear confirmation they support our conservative message, and efforts to expand our grassroots ground game and get-out-the-vote efforts for the May 24 Special Primary Election,” Benda stated.
The Minnesota First District Republican Party Convention will be held April 23 in Mankato where activists will gather to endorse a candidate and conduct other party business in preparation for the general election this fall.
“Matt’s hard work continues to pay dividends, and the results are crystal clear: more and more endorsements by First District Republican delegates and alternates, an expanded base of energized volunteers and the confidence of donors, not only in southern Minnesota, but across our state,” said Benda for Congress Campaign Manager Lukas Severson.