Inslee campaign raises more than $3 million in 2011, starts 2012 in strong position
The latest fundraising reports filed by Jay Inslee's campaign show he raised $342,534 in December, bringing Inslee's total cash raised to-date to $3.32 million with $2.04 million cash-on-hand.
“We had a very successful start to the campaign in 2011 and we feel really strong entering into 2012,” says Joby Shimomura, Inslee’s campaign manager.
Some of the early campaign successes cited by Shimomura include clearing the Democratic field for the primary, early endorsements by groups like the League of Conservation Voters and Washington Conservation Voters, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, and the Washington Education Association, and support from a broad range of local and national leaders.
Inslee has spent the early months of his campaign traveling throughout the state including stops at the Port of Kalama in Cowlitz County, InnovaTek in Richland, the Seattle Chamber's 2011 Leadership Conference, stops in Snohomish and Burien for tours of their downtown business districts, and businesses such as Silicon Energy in Marysville.
“With more than 15,000 people standing in support of Jay so far and a growing team of volunteers excited about Jay’s ideas for creating jobs in Washington, we are very optimistic about what we’ll accomplish in the coming months,” says Shimomura.