Matt Entenza's campaign for governor announced that it raised more than $300,000 in the 2009 reporting period.
Only two gubernatorial candidates have cleared this threshold in the off-year under the current campaign finance laws: Ted Mondale in 1998 and Mike Hatch in 2006.
"To pass this historic threshold with nine opponents, in a rough economy, is a tremendous achievement," said Dana Houle, Entenza for Governor campaign manager. "We're especially proud to have done this with no PAC money and just over one percent from lobbyists. It demonstrates people's faith in Matt's ability to win and to be a great governor."
A few other facts about Entenza's totals:
- Entenza filed his paperwork to enter the gubernatorial race in late January 2009.
- His total comes from more than 1,700 donors.
- Entenza is not a current office-holder.
- Entenza received no money through organizations that bundle contributions.