KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jason Kander announced today that he ended 2011 with more than $442,000 cash on hand for his Secretary of State campaign. Kander has raised more than $271,000 since he announced his candidacy on September 30, including more than $232,000 in the fourth quarter of 2011.
“The outpouring of support this campaign has received over the past three months is phenomenal,” said Kander. “I am particularly gratified by the countless Missourians who went online to support our vision for this office. We will start 2012 in a strong position to win this race and ensure that we have a Secretary of State that is committed to improving the lives of Missouri families.”
Kander, who is one of the more active Missouri legislators when it comes to using social media, raised $49,626 online this quarter at www.jasonkander.com. Of the 386 contributions the campaign received this quarter, more than 45 percent came from online contributions.
A summary page of the quarterly report is attached and the entire report will be online today at the Missouri Ethics Commission. Details of Kander’s fourth quarter fundraising are as follows:
- The campaign has raised $271,049 in monetary contributions since he announced his candidacy on Sep. 30, including $232,029 during the fourth quarter of 2011.
- The campaign’s cash on hand at the end of the fourth quarter is $442,091.65 after spending $22,851.63 during the three-month reporting period.
- The campaign received 386 contributions from 348 contributors this quarter, including 174 online contributions.
Kander, the only Democratic candidate for Secretary of State, has also traveled throughout the state talking to voters about his vision for the office. He has received endorsements from elected officials and organizations from every corner of Missouri.
Jason Kander is a State Representative from Kansas City and previously served in the Army National Guard. As a military intelligence officer in the Army Reserve, Kander volunteered in 2006 for deployment and served in Afghanistan. In 2010, he was one of ten soldiers selected as national finalists for Army Reserve Outstanding Junior Officer of the Year. Rep. Kander currently serves on the Missouri Veterans Commission. Kander is a lawyer and lives with his wife Diana in Kansas City.