|LOCKE CONTINUES TO SHOW FUNDRAISING STRENGTH|
October 5th, 2009 - The Gene Locke for Mayor campaign today announced that it has more than $1.1 million on hand to spend in the final weeks of the campaign. In less than three months, Locke raised nearly as much as he raised in the first six months of the year. During that reporting period (January 1, 2009-June 30, 2009), Locke out raised all other mayoral candidates.
In the October 5, 2009 report, Locke showed contributions from over 1000 individual contributors, with almost 30% of the contributors donating $100 or less. In addition thirty percent of the contributors donated online at www.genelocke.com, demonstrating that Locke has a broad coalition of support that includes not only endorsements from business and labor, but also growing grassroots support.
“We are extremely pleased by the support that Gene has received in his campaign for mayor,” said Kim Devlin, senior advisor for Locke for Mayor. “Gene’s first television ad began airing today and this report shows that the campaign will be able to continue to aggressively communicate Gene’s message to Houstonians not just on television, but at their doors, on their phones and in their mailboxes during the final stretch of the campaign.”
The reporting period for this filing is July 1, 2009 to September 24, 2009.