$2.9 million raised for campaign; nearly $1 million raised for Ohio Republican Party
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Portman for Senate campaign today announced that Rob raised $3.8 million in the second quarter of 2016, including $2.9 million for the campaign and nearly $1 million for the Ohio Republican Party through the Portman Victory Committee. The campaign will report well over $13 million cash-on-hand and now has more than 14,000 individual donors from Ohio, representing more than 80 percent of the campaign's donors. Earlier this year, the campaign surpassed 2.5 million voter contacts and also announced a $15 million ad buy that began June 1st and will go through November 8th. Last year, the campaign raised a record-setting total of $9.8 million, a record for an off-year in Ohio and the most of any targeted Senate campaign in 2015.
"The momentum behind Rob continues to grow as our unprecedented grassroots program recently surpassed 2.5 million voter contacts and we continue our record-setting fundraising," said campaign manager Corry Bliss. "While Ted Strickland has no money, no field program, and he is forced to rely on millions of dollars in misleading TV ads from Harry Reid's out-of-state liberal Super PAC, people across Ohio support Rob because he is getting results for Ohio families. Voters across the state know they simply can't afford a return to Ted Strickland's Ohio when the state lost more than 350,000 jobs and ranked 48th in the country in job creation. "
In 2015, the Portman for Senate campaign launched an aggressive volunteer grassroots program that recently surpassed 2,500,000 voter contacts through its door-to-door and phone programs. The campaign has launched seven coalitions: the African American Leadership Council, the Veterans Leadership Council, the Hispanic Leadership Council, Women for Portman, Sportsmen for Portman, the Small Business Coalition and the Students for Portman Coalition which has college chairs on over 30 campuses across Ohio. The campaign now has 10 field offices across Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo, Dayton, Delaware County, and Athens.