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Cal Cunningham Raised Nearly $1.4 Million In First 43 Days Of 2020, Gaining Thousands Of New North Carolina Donors

During Pre-Primary Reporting Period, Cal Gained Nearly 4,000 New North Carolina Donors, Averaging Almost 93 New Local Donors Per Day

RALEIGH, NC – Cal Cunningham will report raising nearly $1.4 million in the first 43 days of 2020, a strong sign of the growing momentum behind Cal’s campaign heading into Super Tuesday.

“There is real enthusiasm growing in North Carolina for change in Washington, and I’m humbled by the number of North Carolinians getting involved as we build our coalition,” said Cal. “This team is putting in the work needed to beat Thom Tillis in November — and we are doing so without accepting corporate PAC money.” 


  • Cal raised nearly $1.4 million during the 43-day pre-primary period, significantly outpacing fundraising in his previous quarters in the race. This brings Cal’s cycle total to more than $4.5 million raised since entering the race in June.

  • Cal has nearly 12,000 unique North Carolina donors, after gaining nearly 4,000 new North Carolina donors in the pre-primary period.

  • Cal earned an average of nearly 93 new North Carolina donors per day during the pre-primary period.

  • Cal’s campaign has shown strong small-dollar support and enthusiasm in the form of repeat donations:

    • Ninety-two percent of all donations for the cycle were under $100.

    • During the pre-primary period, the campaign’s digital program had an average contribution of $22.44. 

    • More than one-third of North Carolina donors gave more than once over the course of the cycle.

In addition to strong fundraising, Cal has continued to gain momentum in recent weeks:

  • This week, a new poll from WRAL showed Cal leading his primary opponents by double digits, with 42 percent.

  • Cal continues to earn new endorsements in the Senate race. Last week he picked up the endorsement of the North Carolina Association of Educators, the Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer Editorial Boards, and a Watauga County progressive blogger, “Pam’s Picks.” This support builds on the more than 140 local leaders supporting Cal and several organizations, including North Carolina labor organizations and progressive organizations.