Rep. Adams raises over $150,000 as
her momentum continues to build
"Continuing her impressive fundraising pace, Democratic Congressional Candidate Alma Adams announced today that the campaign had raised over $150,000 in the first quarter of 2014. The campaign, considered by many as the early favorite in the race to succeed Mel Watt in North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District, also reported a cash-on-hand of nearly $114,000.
Through the end of March, the Alma Adams campaign has raised a total of over $348,000.
“I’ve been humbled by the outpouring of support from across this district,” said Rep. Adams. “From Charlotte to Greensboro and everywhere in between, people are coming together to elect a strong new voice to Congress. I’m honored to have their support.”
Adams fundraising success is just the latest sign of the campaign’s growing momentum. In March polling numbers showed Adams holding a 7-point lead over her nearest opponent, and in recent weeks the Adams campaign launched a series a district-wide mailers highlighting her efforts to raise the minimum wage and improve education across the state.
“In the past 3 months we’ve knocked on over 10,000 doors, raised $150,000, built a strong lead in the polls, and we’re just getting started” said Adams’ Campaign Manager Kyle Gott. “Alma Adams has the support, the momentum, and an unparalleled dedication to the people of the 12th District that it will take to win this race.”
Alma Adams (D-Greensboro) is a North Carolina State Representative and has spent the last two decades in the General Assembly leading the fight to raise the minimum wage, protect the reproductive rights of women, and increase North Carolina’s investment in education. Prior to her time in the General Assembly, Alma was the first African American woman elected to the Greensboro City School Board, and would later serve on the Greensboro City Council. Alma is a former educator, a mother of two, and an active member of the New Zion Baptist Church. Her campaign for Congress has been endorsed by numerous community leaders and organizations, including EMILY’s List, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the AFL-CIO, and the North Carolina Association of Educators."
Submitted by Kyle Gott