RELEASE: CA-04 Challenger Brynne Kennedy Outraises Incumbent Rep. Tom McClintock in Q1



CA 04:  McClintock Challenger Brynne Kennedy Raises $329K in Q1

Businesswoman significantly outraises incumbent who voted against COVID-19 relief, and adds more local officials—including Republicans—to growing list of endorsements

Roseville: Just weeks after earning the highest vote share and vote total of any Democratic Congressional challenger in California,Businesswoman Brynne Kennedy announced today that she raised more than $329,000 in the first quarter for her bid for the 4th Congressional District. Her total significantly outpaced CA-04 incumbent Congressman Tom McClintock, who followed his weakest primary election performance since narrowly winning the seat in 2008 and raised just $235K for the quarter.

“This quarter, the people of district four got a clear sense of the choice in this election, and the response was overwhelming,” Kennedy said. “While Tom McClintock hid from public view, voted against bi-partisan coronavirus relief and publicly accused his constituents of trying to ‘game the system,’ we’ve focused on pragmatic solutions like getting more personal protective equipment to frontline caregivers, creating an online hub to connect local businesses and families with the information and resources they need, and convening regular forums between local officials and the communities we serve. That’s the leadership this district deserves.”

Of more than 1,600 donations received in Q1, Kennedy noted that well over half came from within the 4th district. With her 2020 fundraising total nearing $1.1 million, Kennedy has raised more at this point in the election cycle than any prior McClintock challenger.

Kennedy has also announced new endorsements from another 16 local leaders within the 4th district, including Amador County Republican Central Committee Member Jon Campbell, Jackson City Council Members Keith Sweet and Connie Gonsalves, Rocklin City Council Member Jill Gayaldo, Auburn City Council Member Sandy Amara, Sonora City Council Member-Elect Ann Segerstrom, and Tuolumne County Supervisor-Elect Kathleen Haff. At the national level, she has also won the support of the conservative Congressional Blue Dog PAC, and the National Security focused Serve America PAC.

“With so many businesses, working families and medically vulnerable seniors facing enormous hardships right now, the people of district four need a representative who will focus on getting help where it is needed most,” Kennedy added. “While it was appalling to watch our incumbent callously vote against pandemic relief, it has been equally inspiring to see so many local leaders—Republicans, Democrats and Independents—uniting behind our campaign to set partisanship aside and put our community first.”

Brynne Kennedy is running for Congress in California’s Fourth District because she believes Americans can do more together. An accomplished businesswoman, Brynne has created new solutions to help employers and workers thrive in today’s economy. As our voice in Washington, she will fight to take our government back from the corrupt special interests, and will put partisanship aside to put our communities first.