GOP Candidate Carl DeMaio Raises Over $3.1 Million Online in 2018 Cycle

End of Cycle Tally Shows Over 28,000 Individuals Gave Through Online Channels With Average Contribution of $37 Power DeMaio's PAC

San Diego – As Republicans nationwide continue to struggle with online fundraising, one bright spot comes from an unexpected place: California.
Former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio has built an expansive and powerful online statewide grassroots donor network as he leads his Reform California Super PAC which most recently backed Yes on Prop 6, the California Gas Tax Repeal.
As of now, DeMaio’s PAC posted more than $3.1 million all from over 28,000 grassroots donors solicited through online channels. Reform California, a political action committee that DeMaio has led since 2003, is now one of the largest government reform groups in California with nearly 600,000 subscribers.
Given that the average online contribution was just nearly $37, it’s clear Reform California has empowered grassroots support in the left-leaning state. “With the support of thousands of small donors, we can make our voice heard in a political system too often dominated by big money from a handful of powerful special interests,” DeMaio said.
“There can be no doubt: Carl DeMaio has built the biggest online grassroots donor database of any Republican official or group in California,” said campaign veteran and digital expert Dave McCulloch of Capitol Media Partners – the firm DeMaio retained to assist with his digital fundraising. “When you give voters something to believe in, they want to help — even in a David versus Goliath fight in California – the grassroots support comes alive online,” he concluded.
Reform California also activated an army of over 30,000 volunteers who helped collect nearly 1 million signatures to qualify Prop 6, the Gas Tax Repeal Initiative to get it on the Nov 6 ballot, and who later helped the proposition earn 45% of the vote despite the campaign being outspent 22-to-1.

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