Salim, Oregon (AP) – Former New York Times columnist Nick Christophe beat his main Democratic rivals in fundraising for Oregon Governor’s race in 2022.
Christophe, who announced his candidacy in late October, raised over $ 1 million in less than a month. The Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that the list of donations that his campaign submitted to the secretary of state includes donors from across the country, with more than half of the 408 individual applications listing donors from outside Oregon.
Christophe’s campaign said it receives many donations from small donors who donated less than $ 100. Such contributions are reported as a lump sum and not individually. According to the campaign, 2,522 Oregonians in every county except Sherman County contributed.
Christophe’s campaign also announced a $ 50,000 donation from philanthropist Melinda French Gates and $ 10,000 from the Angelina Jolie Family Foundation. Christophe also received $ 5,000 from former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers.
In total, since October 15, Christophe announced the attraction of $ 1,010,999. That’s more than his two most famous Democratic nomination rivals have collected.
As of Monday afternoon, House Speaker Tina Kotek, who announced her campaign on September 1, said she had raised $ 414,103 since January. Treasurer Tobias Reed, who began his campaign in late September, raised $ 485,886 this year.
On the Republican side, Salema oncologist Bud Pearce, who has donated more than $ 300,000 of his own money to his campaign, said there were nearly $ 750,000 in donations this year. Mayor Sandy Stan Pulliam reported over half a million in donations.
State Senator Betsey Johnson, a Democrat who is leaving the party to run for governor as an independent candidate next year, said she would not start campaigning in earnest until early 2022. Independently wealthy, Johnson is expected to raise millions of dollars for his support. nominations, but to date a small fundraising has been reported.