TULSA, Oklahoma (Jan. 31, 2018) – Kevin Stitt’s campaign for governor continues to build a groundswell of support from Oklahomans who recognize our state faces a consequential time that requires a successful, proven leader from outside of the current Oklahoma political class.
The campaign announced today it has posted more than $2.2 million over the course of two fundraising quarters since the launch of the campaign, with more than $600,000 of it posting in the fourth quarter of 2017.
“I am excited that our movement has attracted a large number of Oklahomans who are making a strong donation for their first time in a primary race for our state’s next governor,” said Kevin Stitt. “The chaos at the State Capitol and failure to enact forward-thinking policy has been a wake-up call for many. More Republicans are engaging in the primary process, and I am honored they are getting behind our pro-growth vision to make Oklahoma a Top Ten state.”
Stitt has consistently said during the campaign that he would never ask anyone to do anything he would not do himself, which is why he has made the commitment to match every donation dollar-for-dollar. In the fourth quarter, 330 donors contributed a total of $301,505.79 that was then matched by Stitt to post more than $600,000.
Stitt’s approach to personal contributions demonstrates his confidence in being a dedicated, proven leader for Oklahoma while also holding fast to his belief that true success will ultimately come by partnering hand-in-hand with Oklahomans to bring new ideas to state government.
“Over the past few months, I have placed my full focus on a comprehensive listening tour of Oklahoma. Our state can’t afford to continue recycling the same ideas from the same set of politicians,” Stitt continued. “Oklahomans want to see our state growing again, and this must start by addressing core structural issues with our government that have become the greatest impediment to enacting conservative priorities. I look forward to rolling out more of our platform, developed with the feedback and contributions of Oklahomans across the state, in the weeks ahead.”
In the campaign’s first fundraising quarter, Stitt received $811,147.27 in donations from more than 560 donors, outraising all other gubernatorial candidates in the third quarter that ended on Sept. 30, 2017. He then matched the total donation with a personal contribution.
Within two fundraising quarters, 887 individuals have contributed to the Stitt for Governor campaign. The campaign’s cash on hand places Stitt as a top contender for governor of Oklahoma.