The dam has burst. Press release from Kathleen Matthews:
In the Federal Elections Commission filing to be made public today, Maryland 8th District candidate Kathleen Matthews announced she raised $564,220.99 in the 3rd quarter bringing the total raised for the campaign to $1,065,326.98. Her campaign reported that they have $891,716.26 in the bank as of September 30th.
“It is clear that the voters of this area want a progressive woman to represent them in Congress and be a strong voice for working families and an economy that works for all people,” said Matthews. “I am grateful to my supporters and proud to stand up for the issues they care about, like tougher gun safety laws to stop the violence, protecting a women’s right to choose, and supporting policies to protect our environment and reduce carbon emissions.”
“Our campaign is swinging into full gear now as we meet with community leaders, attend issues-driven candidate forums, greet voters at Metro stops, and host meet and greets in every corner of the 8th District,” said campaign manager Ethan Susseles. “It’s clear that we have the strong support of a diverse coalition of voters and donors, and real momentum as we move into the next phase of this campaign.”
For 30 years, Kathleen Matthews was a local news producer, reporter and anchor. In 2006, she joined Marriott International as Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer where she led the company’s sustainability strategy and served on Marriott’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, which promoted equality and opportunity for women, LGBT, and minority communities. She is a working mom who raised her three children in Montgomery County.
UPDATE: I was rushing to get the Matthews numbers up and missed the fact that her burn rate was, like Raskin’s, kind of on the high side. She spent around $176,000 in the third quarter (to Raskin’s $165K), but she also raised $200,000 more than he did, so her burn rate was 31% as compared to his 44%.