August 2, 2012 – Minneapolis, MN - Congressional candidate Chris Fields has met a campaign fundraising milestone raising well over $100k for the cycle. The fundraising success is largely due to small donors. Fields stated, “We are on pace to outperform any Republican challenger to Ellison. It is a clear sign that we are proposing solutions to problems that the people in the Fifth Congressional District deal with everyday. It is also a clear sign that Ellison fatigue has set in and that people are looking for a credible alternative.”
Fields is reporting he raised $31,846 on his Pre-Primary report that covers 1 July through 25 July. The support for Fields is present at all levels. The source of donations comes from people on both sides of the aisle. In response to the fundraising milestone Fields stated “I am grateful for the outpouring of support. I respect the message. I believe that message is that people are ready to move forward and they see that this campaign gives them the best chance.”
ABOUT: Chris Fields is the alternative to Keith Ellison in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District. Chris is a retired combat veteran who honorably served his country for more than 21 years in the United States Marine Corps. His message of reform, responsibility, and accountability is encouraging people from diverse backgrounds and political persuasions to Come Together to support a leader that will make real and tangible changes to a broken political system.