FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2020
CA 04: Brynne Kennedy Outraises Tom McClintock for Second Straight Quarter
Businesswoman Brynne Kennedy Raises Over $384K To Take The Fight To Hyper-partisan Incumbent Who Opposed COVID Relief
ROSEVILLE, CA – Businesswoman Brynne Kennedy announced today that she raised $384,191 in the second quarter, outraising incumbent Rep. Tom McClintock for the second straight quarter and more than doubling his total over the same period. All told, more than 76% of Kennedy’s more than 4,300 donations came from California—demonstrating the local grassroots support that have powered her campaign against an absentee career politician who refuses to live in the district he represents.
Kennedy said, “I am grateful for the outpouring of support from so many local working families, business and community leaders. The choice in this election couldn’t be clearer: a businesswoman who puts our community first or a career politician who puts fringe politics ahead of this district—fighting to gut Social Security and Medicare, opposing critical COVID relief, and cowering in silence amidst attacks on veterans and US troops overseas.”
An accomplished businesswoman who pioneered new tools to help businesses and workers adapt to a changing economy of increased mobile and remote work settings, Kennedy has now raised more at the same point in the election cycle than any prior McClintock challenger—without accepting any contributions from corporate PACs and despite the headwinds of campaigning in a global pandemic.
In March, McClintock had his weakest primary performance since narrowly winning the seat in 2008, with Kennedy actually earning more votes than dozens of California congressional incumbents. A May 2020 survey analysis by Lake Research Partners found that the CA 04 race will be among the state’s most competitive, with the lesser known Kennedy trailing 46-40 on an initial test and taking a 46-44 lead after voters hear a summary of the candidate ballot statements ballot arguments that are mailed to every voter before the election.
As McClintock made news for voting against the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (the only member from California, Democrat or Republican, to do so), opposing Congressional oversight of COVID relief funds, and refusing to wear a mask on the House floor, Kennedy has worked to connect constituents with pandemic related information and relief resources, and personally sourced PPE to support local frontline healthcare workers.
“This campaign is focused on a different kind of politics—not Republican or Democratic solutions—but bridging divides and taking action to find the right solutions for our community,” Kennedy added. “After almost 40 years in office, Tom McClintock’s biggest accomplishment is being rated the fifth most partisan member in all of Congress. His approach of pledging fealty to party bosses and out of town interests over his own constituents has only contributed to historic dysfunction in Washington. The people of the 4th District are sick of this kind of fringe divisiveness, and they’re ready for pragmatic new leadership that views the word Representative as not just a job title—but a job description.”
Brynne Kennedy is running for Congress in California’s Fourth District because she believes Americans can do more together. An accomplished businesswoman and one of the first women to build and lead a successful technology company, Brynne has pioneered new solutions to help employers and workers thrive in increasingly mobile and remote work settings. 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. Learn more at www.brynneforcongress.com.