Berger Raises More Campaign Funds Than All North Carolina Senate Democrats Combined
Raleigh, N.C. – Reports filed this week with the North Carolina State Board of Elections show that Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) raised more campaign funds and has more cash on hand than the 19 State Senate Democrats combined.
Campaign reports reveal that Berger raised $502,278 and had $476,812 cash on hand as of December 31, 2011. The combined total for the 19 Democrats in the North Carolina Senate was $370,913, with $466,199 cash on hand. Senate Republicans have $2 million cash on hand combined, an advantage of over 4 to 1.
As the Republican Senate leader, Berger is responsible for raising funds to support Republican challengers statewide. With well over half a million dollars in his campaign account, including funds raised since December 31, Berger is well-positioned to support Republicans in all corners of the state.
“These fundraising results show that North Carolinians are energized by the job Phil Berger and Senate Republicans are doing: cutting spending to balance the state budget, lowering taxes on individuals and businesses, and reforming our education system to prepare students for college and the jobs of tomorrow,” said political director Nathan Babcock. “Democrats already have a daunting task recruiting State Senate candidates in this environment, where voters demand smaller government and lower taxes. I’m sure they’re anemic fundraising numbers don’t help their cause.”Tweet