Following best fundraising period yet for campaign, Democrat Sheyman has now received donations from 16,000 individual contributors
In the best fundraising period yet for his Congressional campaign in Illinois’ 10th District, Waukegan community organizer and former MoveOn.org national Mobilization Director Ilya Sheyman raised more than $200,000 in January and February of 2012, and has now crossed 16,000 individual contributors - one of the largest donor bases of any non-incumbent Congressional candidate in the country.
Sheyman raised more in the first two months of 2012 than in any previous fundraising period, and surpassed $630,000 raised overall since entering the race in April 2011. This surge in momentum has been matched with a powerful voter contact program which includes the Sheyman campaign being the only one up on television for two weeks in a row.
“With this broad and deep fundraising base, we’ll have the resources needed to reach the Democratic primary voters we need, through a robust field program, an impactful television ad buy, and an innovative mail campaign,” said Annie Weinberg, Campaign Manager. “We’re the only campaign in this primary that has built the kind of infrastructure needed to beat Republican Bob Dold. That includes a nearly unprecedented donor base of 16,000 individuals; an energized ground operation with nearly 600 volunteers; and a wave of endorsements from major labor unions, progressive organizations and national and local elected and community leaders.”
You can join 16,000 other donors in this people-powered movement by contributing to Ilya's campaign here: www.ilyasheyman.com/donate!