Lori Lightfoot’s campaign announced today that it raised more money, engaged more donors, and ended the second fundraising quarter with more cash on hand than any other mayoral challenger—despite entering the race just seven weeks prior to the June 30 quarter-end deadline. The announcement comes as all mayoral candidates filed quarterly campaign finance reports yesterday.
Lightfoot for Chicago raised over $500,000, averaging $10,000 a day since launching on May 10, and ended the fundraising quarter with nearly $459,000 cash on hand. Contributions came from more than 700 unique donors, nearly half of whom donated less than $150.
In response to yesterday’s D2 reports, Lori Lightfoot released the following statement:
“I’m so grateful to everyone who has joined Team Lightfoot so far. To everyone who has invited us to a neighborhood event, hosted a meet and greet, made a donation, and even shared encouragement as I pass by on the street—thank you. After seven years of misplaced priorities and broken promises, Chicagoans are ready for new leadership and, together, we’re paving that new progressive path every day.”