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Britt raises $1.36M in third quarter, emphasizes grassroots support

The average contribution to Britt was just over $98, but that’s primarily due to donors making numerous contributions.

Katie Britt speaking in Hale County. Courtesy of the Katie Britt campaign

Republican U.S. Senate nominee Katie Britt brought in more than $1.36 million dollars from July to September, largely through grassroots fundraising.

Per FEC filings due October 15, Britt ended Q3 with nearly $1.9 million cash-on-hand.

In total, Britt has now raised more than $10.26 million since announcing her candidacy in June 2021. In the most recent quarter, Britt received a total of 13,892 contributions, for an average contribution amount of $98.06. 

“I am blown away by the generous, enthusiastic support we’re receiving from hardworking families who love our state and our country,” said Katie Britt. “It is clear that the closer November 8 gets, the more our message is resonating. Americans are getting crushed by the unchecked consequences of one-party Democratic rule in Washington, D.C., and Alabamians are eager to make our voices heard at the ballot box. We are going to continue working hard every single day these next three weeks to secure victory and do our part to retake the U.S. Senate. Together with our incredible Team Britt supporters, we will preserve the American Dream for our children and our children’s children.”

The bulk of Britt’s money came through WinRed, a Republican grassroots fundraising platform. While the average contribution may come out to $98, much of that appears to be a function of the WinRed platform as the true heft of Britt’s campaign haul comes from big-money donors. 

For example, the filing shows that Montgomery doctor John Moorehouse committed more than $5,000 to Britt’s campaign, but the contributions are broken up into amounts as low as $5. That’s not an anomaly in the filing. Many others listed in the filing are shown giving amounts of $5, $25, $50, even just $1 while the aggregate sum of their donations shows they gave hundreds, if not thousands to support Britt’s campaign.

Some of that is due to WinRed’s options to support candidates with weekly or monthly payments. But the division of donations over more contributions lowers the average contribution and could paint a picture that Britt raised her funds entirely on the backs of small donors, which is not the case.

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In reality, the filings show a mix of small donors and big money interests.

Jacob Holmes is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected]

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