Tuesday, October 13, 2009

OH-18: Gibbs Announces 3rd Quarter Fundraising

LAKEVILLE, OH – State Senator Bob Gibbs, candidate for Ohio’s 18th Congressional District, released his 3rd Quarter FEC results this morning, showing a strong start to both his campaign and his fundraising efforts.

As of September 30, Gibbs has raised roughly $115,000 in total contributions with just under $113,000 left as a cash-on-hand balance. Senator Gibbs began his bid for Congress toward the end of the 3rd Quarter, leaving him with roughly 30-days of focused fundraising until the Sept. 30 deadline.

“I’m proud of the support that we have been able to put together in such a short time,” said Gibbs. “Everywhere I go in the 18th District, people are excited that I’m running and they want to help in anyway they can. It has been a very positive reaction.”

Gibbs is challenging Democrat Congressman Zack Space for the seat in November of 2010. Gibbs credits his early fundraising success, in part, to Space’s track record in Congress. “Republicans, Democrats and Independents have had it with Zack Space ignoring our district and voting for damaging legislation like the National Energy Tax,” said Gibbs.

“Up to this point Zack has been able to get away with voting with Nancy Pelosi 96% of the time,” said Gibbs. “Zack’s constituents are tired of taking a backseat to Washington politics and that is why so many people throughout this district are excited about my candidacy.”