Dalton campaign touts fundraising, endorsements

Here’s the press release from the campaign of Walter Dalton, Democratic candidate for governor:

Dalton campaign raises nearly $1.4 million
Campaign garners hundreds of endorsements across all regions

(RALEIGH) – Reflecting the growing momentum from recent endorsements and in surging poll numbers, the Dalton for Governor campaign today reports raising $1.395 million for the current election cycle from nearly 2,000 contributors, including $648,000 raised in the first quarter alone. The campaign reports $670,000 cash on hand. The formal financial report will be filed today with the State Board of Election (SBOE).

In addition to out-raising primary opponents, the Dalton campaign has garnered over 100 endorsements from groups, associations, elected officials and newspaper editorial boards from all regions of North Carolina.

“I am thankful that so many North Carolinians support my push for better jobs and education in our state,” Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton said. “In addition to receiving contributions from donors across the state, my campaign for Governor has been endorsed by groups like the Durham People’s Alliance and a number of editorial boards. I am heartened by this support from my fellow North Carolinians from Manteo to Murphy and from Boone to Brunswick.”

Endorsements for the Dalton for Governor campaign include but are not limited to the following (a full list is available at http://www.daltonfornc.com/endorsements/endorsements-by-region):


· Charlotte Observer editorial endorsement
· Winston-Salem Journal editorial endorsement
· The Independent Weekly
· The Daily Reflector (Greenville) editorial endorsement
· The Pilot (Southern Pines) editorial endorsement
· George Simkins Memorial PAC
· 8th District Black Leadership Caucus
· Henderson-Vance Black Leadership Caucus
· Durham People’s Alliance PAC
· Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People
· Teamsters Local 391
· Former state Senate leader Marc Basnight of Manteo
· Senator Josh Stein of Raleigh
· Representative Tricia Cotham of Charlotte
· Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines
· Durham Mayor Bill Bell
· Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy
· Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo
· Senators Charlie Dannelly and Malcolm Graham of Charlotte
· Representative Becky Carney of Charlotte
· Mecklenburg County Commissioner George Dunlap
· Concord Mayor Scott Padgett
· Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Pat Cannon
· Councilor LaWana Mayfield of Charlotte
· Representative Bill Owens of Elizabeth City
· Senator Ed Jones of Enfield
· Roper Mayor Bunny Saunders
· Edgecombe County Commissioner Viola Davis
· Currituck County Sheriff Susan Johnson
· Hertford County Sheriff Juan Vaughan
· Winfall Mayor Fred Yates
· Representative Susi Hamilton of Wilmington
· New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield
· Cherokee County Sheriff Keith Lovin
· Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman
· Buncombe County Commissioner Bill Stanley
· Former Representative Cullie Tarleton of Blowing Rock


· Raleigh City Councilors Mary-Ann Baldwin and Eugene Weeks
· Senator Ellie Kinnaird of Chapel Hill
· Representative Rosa Gill of Raleigh
· Durham County Commission Chairman Michael Page
· former Durham County Sheriff Worth Hill
· Senator Linda Garrou of Winston-Salem
· Representative Pricey Harrison of Greensboro
· Guilford County Commission Chairman Skip Alston
· Greensboro City Councilor Jim Kee
· Greensboro City Councilor Marikay Abuzuaiter

A summary of the financial report to be filed today with the SBOE includes:
Total raised this election cycle: $1,395,122.10
Total raised this report: $648,318.52
Total donors this cycle: 1,733
Total donors this report: 1,094
Average contributions
for cycle: $610.81
Average contribution
for report $592.37
Cash on hand: $670,356.14


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