FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2012
Contact: Katie Carlson
Shelli Yoder’s campaign for Congress in Indiana’s 9th District is being funded overwhelmingly by grassroots contributions. Since Yoder announced her campaign in early February, 83% of her 842 contributions have come from small donations of less than $200.
Yoder, whose grassroots campaign scored a surprisingly easy primary election victory against better-financed and favored candidates, is running for Congress to bring a fresh, new bi-partisan approach to implementing common-sense solutions to the nation’s problems. According to documents her campaign is filing with the Federal Election Commission, her campaign has raised a total of $133,490.88 since it began less than five months ago. The report will show a 2nd Quarter total of $93,213.297 raised with $73,001.05 on hand. Since winning the primary on May 8, Yoder has raised $81,513.67. Ninety percent of the total funds raised for her general election campaign have come from contributors in Indiana.
“We are proud the overwhelming majority of our donations have come from individual donors within the 9th District and the State of Indiana,” Yoder said. “We have a broad spectrum of local donors who are excited about this race, and feel the 9th district needs a stronger voice in Washington—someone who isn’t bound by special interests and partisan concerns.” Yoder added, “We may be outspent, just as we were in the primary. But our deep grassroots support coupled with the enthusiastic reception by 9th District voters will prevail.”
Yoder’s key issues in her campaign for Congress are creating jobs and expanding opportunity for all Hoosier families. Her jobs 10-point plan includes increasing opportunities for worker training, funding for health research initiatives, and investing in green technologies. Yoder is running to unseat Todd Young in the general election on November 6, 2012. For more information on Yoder’s candidacy, please go to www.shelliyoderforcongress.com.