Press Release: “Haley Stevens Raises a Record $840,000 in MI-11”
Haley Stevens Raises a Record $840,000 in MI-11
Stevens Breaks Previous Cycles’ Record by Raking in Over $840,000 in Contributions Months Ahead of Election Day
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. — Today, Haley Stevens, chief of staff to the U.S. Auto Rescue and digital manufacturing executive, announced raising over $840,000 in contributions for her congressional race in Michigan’s 11th District, leaving her with over $560,000 cash on hand ahead of the August primary election.
In response to the unprecedented fundraising haul in the district, Stevens said:
I am so grateful for the incredible outpouring of grassroots support this campaign has received since I entered this race. Michiganders are aching for new leadership in Washington, and we need representatives who will listen to constituents and fight for the values Michiganders hold dear. In Congress, I will work to grow our 21st century economy, repair and innovate our infrastructure, end senseless gun violence in our communities, and protect our Great Lakes. The grassroots and fundraising support fueling our campaign represents a coming together behind these shared values, and now more than ever, I’m ready to get to work for the people of Michigan’s mighty 11th District.
Stevens’ massive fundraising haul is more than any previous Democratic candidate raised in Michigan’s 11th District throughout the entirety of the election cycle, including general election funds. In 2016, Democratic general election candidate Anil Kumar raised $420,545.78, excluding self-funding. In 2014, national Democrats targeted MI-11 as a pickup opportunity when Bobby McKenzie raised $825,191.84. Democratic candidate Syed Taj raised $646,072.16 in the 2012 election cycle, according to FEC data.
Haley Stevems, who would be the first woman to ever represent Michigan’s 11th District, is one of the most watched candidates in the country. Her candidacy was named one of TIME magazine’s ’10 Races to Watch’ in January. In addition to overwhelming grassroots support in the district, Stevens has picked up major endorsements including the Teamsters and former Congressmen Mark Schauer and David Bonior.
Despite trending Republican in past election cycles, Michigan’s 11th District is ranked as “Leans Democratic” by CNN, and a recent poll by Patriot Majority USA showed a 45-42 Democratic lead in the district.
ABOUT HALEY STEVENS
Haley Stevens has dedicated her career to saving and growing good-paying jobs in Michigan. During the Great Recession, Haley served as Chief of Staff on the Auto Task Force inside of the U.S. Treasury Department. Most recently she led a national workforce development program and created the country’s first online training program for digital manufacturing, which is already changing lives. She has led innovation programs across the country, helping small and medium sized manufacturers grow. Haley was born and raised in the 11th District, and is a graduate of Seaholm High School.