Date: July 15, 2022
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ΩBURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Rep. Peter Welch’s campaign for Senate closed the books at the end of the June 30 reporting period with over $2.75 million on hand according to a report filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
The campaign received more than 2075 donations – including donations from all 14 Vermont counties, 47 states and Washington D.C. – and successfully raised $970,980 during the second quarter of the year. The most common donation was $5.
The report is just the latest sign of momentum for Welch’s campaign. In June, more than 500 tickets were sold to supporters who gathered for an acoustic concert with Waitsfield, Vermont’s own Grace Potter in a rally for the campaign ahead of the August primary. The campaign was endorsed by the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Vermont State’s Employees Association, Rights and Democracy, the Vermont National Education Association, the Laborers’ International Union of North America, and the University of Vermont College Democrats, adding to a chorus of Welch supporters that are ready to elect Peter to the Senate. The campaign also successfully launched Women for Welch, where broad support was shown throughout Vermont.
“Peter’s commitment to lowering costs for working families, addressing the climate crisis, and strengthening our democracy is inspiring this enthusiasm; we couldn’t be happier with the outpouring of support from Vermonters and Americans across the country for Peter in this all-hands-on-deck moment,” said Campaign Manager Ryan McLaren.