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Congressional hopeful raises $530,000 in first month

Candidate

Kathy Manning

Just one month after launching her campaign to represent North Carolina’s 13th District in Congress, Democrat Kathy Manning of Greensboro has raised more than $530,000.

District 13 includes Davie and Davidson counties and parts of Rowan, Iredell and Guilford counties. It is currently represented by Republican Ted Budd.

Manning’s campaign manager, Tori Taylor, said the money came from 500 different donors. The total includes no personal donation from Manning, Taylor said.

In his 2016 bid for office, Budd raised $561,097.41 from April 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2016. Some 70 percent came from individual contributions, and 30 percent was from committee contributions.

In 2017, Budd raised $373,929.25 from January to September.

Adam Coker, another hopeful for the District 13 seat, has raised $12,450.

Manning sees her fundraising as a good sign for her campaign.

“I am honored by the excitement and enthusiasm around this campaign,” she said. “It’s simple — people in our community are tired of the recklessness and lack of leadership from Congressman Budd in Washington. I’ve brought people together across this community to get things done.”

With its fundraising success, Manning’s campaign was added Wednesday to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Red to Blue” program, which highlights candidates that have met prescribed campaign goals.

Manning said she is focused on the real challenges people in District 13 face. She said she is seeking to encourage economic development and bring good jobs to the district.

“I’ve spent my career bringing people together to solve tough problems and get hard things done, and I’m running for Congress because it’s time for Washington to do the same,” she said.

Taylor said the committee’s recognition, as well as the large amount of fundraising, is a testament to growing excitement about Manning’s candidacy.

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