Lori Trahan, Democrat for Congress, has received more campaign donations from the Third District than her nine opponents combined.
Since announcing her candidacy in October 2017, Trahan has raised $530,789 in individual contributions from donors in the district. Her nine opponents raised just over $500,000 collectively. The bulk of the money her opponents raised came from out-of-state donors.
Trahan has also not taken a dime from corporate PACs. Her opponents have taken PAC money from Wall Street titans Morgan Stanley and Bank of America, pharmaceutical company Pfizer, and insurance giant MassMutual.
“When someone feels it’s important enough to take a little from their paycheck to give to my campaign that means something. It means they believe in me and they know I will be there for them,” Trahan said. “That’s why I am running — to give a voice to the working-class families of this district.”
Trahan said she understands the unique challenges and opportunities of this district and is thankful for the great generosity she has received from her friends and neighbors.
“This seat belongs to us,” Trahan said. “We need accountability in Washington and that’s why I am running. I want to serve the place I’ve called home my entire life.”