James Campaign Raised More than $8 Million in 6 Months with more than 60,000 Donors Setting New Records
The John James for Senate campaign released additional detail on its fundraising for the fourth quarter of 2019 today. James, the businessman and combat veteran U.S. Senate candidate, raised over $3.5 million out-raising the Democrat incumbent by a margin of $1 million.
For the period of Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 of 2019, James reported receiving more than $3.5 million from 34,412 individual donors. The campaign reported a cash on hand of nearly $6.1 million. Of note, James continues to show a sustained ground swell of grassroots support reporting that 94% of his donors gave less than $100 and 83% of his donors gave less than $50.
More than 60,000 unique donors have given to the James campaign since June.
The campaign also released details of the charities that have benefited from the Nickel Promise over the last six months.
The “Nickel Promise” based upon the “Nickel Ride” – an Army flight school tradition where students give a nickel back to their flight instructors following the former’s inaugural flight – was developed by James as a way to give back to the needy after learning that nearly $10 billion will be spent by politicians on campaign ads nationwide in the 2020 election cycle.
“I am running because I have a passion for service,” James said. “It is by the grace of God and a generous grassroots army that I am able to use my blessings to be a blessing to others. I am overjoyed that I don’t have to wait until I get elected to begin helping Michiganders who need it the most.”
The Nickel Promise pledges to give a nickel for every dollar raised from his 2020 U.S. Senate campaign to charity. Since the announcement of the Nickel Promise six months ago, the John James for Senate campaign has given over $250,000 to charitable organizations and causes.
A full list of Nickel Promise recipients to date are as follows: