WESTBROOK — 33rd District Senator Art Linares’ Re-election Campaign has announced that the campaign is two months ahead of their fundraising goal from two years ago. The campaign said that they are very encouraged by the number of new donors.
In addition, they are pleased that previous donors have also returned. “The fact that we have the funds this early to meet our matching fund obligation is very encouraging news going into the middle of the summer season when fundraising is always more difficult,” said campaign manager Ryan Linares, who is also the Senator’s brother .
The campaign is still working on inputting the information of the 400 individuals who have so far donated to the campaign, 300 are required to meet their matching fund obligation. Senator Linares’ campaign manager added, “What is most interesting about all of this is Senator Linares did not raise money in the traditional way by having fundraisers. Instead, he personally appealed to people in the district. Most of the donations have come from an e-mail and letter request campaign done in April and in the last 72 hours. The Senator’s schedule has been booked with public events in the district. This has raised the Senator’s profile, which has also helped with the donations,” Ryan Linares added.
He also said, “Donations are always a good sign of support from people and so far this year people have been donating with letters thanking him for the work he is doing and for representing them in Hartford. The Senator is well in tune with the values of the district and the people see him as a person who listens without regard to political affiliation. Let there be no doubt that Senator Linares plans to campaign just as hard, if not harder, than he did in 2012 when he became the youngest sitting Senator. The Senator is not interested in what his opponents are saying. His interest is with the needs of the people in the district.”