Rebecca Holcombe Out-Raises Governor and Lt. Governor & Reports More Cash-on-Hand
According to campaign finance reports filed by each campaign, Democrat Rebecca Holcombe raised far more in the last reporting period ($381,574.16) than her Democratic primary opponent, Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman ($158,489.89) and incumbent Governor Phil Scott ($51,781.00) raised in the previous reporting period. Holcombe also has more cash-on-hand ($129,121.88 – not including in-kind contributions) than her opponents (Zuckerman: $104,255.60; Scott: $95,493.34).
Holcombe also has more individual contributors than her two opponents, with 1,210, showing strong grassroots support across the state.
“I’ve devoted my career to public education, and it’s not often that you see someone from outside of the political system raise more money than a sitting Governor and sitting Lieutenant Governor – but it really speaks to the grassroots strength of our campaign,” Holcombe said. “It’s also clear that the people of Vermont are ready for fundamental change in Montpelier. It’s time we started creating the type of state where our children have an equal opportunity to succeed, so they can stay right here and find good jobs close to home.”
While Lt. Gov. Zuckerman may argue that he raised less money because he entered the raise late, Holcombe also raised more in her first two months as a candidate ($206,510.41) than the Lt. Governor ($158,489.89).
“On the heels of endorsements from Governor Madeleine Kunin and a growing number of legislators, and political and community leaders from across Vermont, the fact that Rebecca has raised nearly twice the total raised by the incumbent Governor and Lt. Governor speaks to the strength of her candidacy and to the fact that Vermonters are ready for a change in Montpelier. Vermonters are ready for a governor who’s serious about making government work for all, and it’s clear they see Rebecca as someone who can bring that leadership to Montpelier.” said Cameron Russell, Campaign Manager.
With ongoing developments in the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, Rebecca Holcombe’s campaign suspended all in person events on Thursday, March 12th, 2020, until further notice, noting that the health and safety of Vermonters must come first.