Holcombe Defends Fundraising Advantage in Democratic Primary

NORWICH, VERMONT – With nearly $500,000 raised to date, Rebecca Holcombe’s campaign retains a significant lead in her fundraising efforts in the 2020 campaign cycle, with more than double the cash on hand of her closest primary opponent, David Zuckerman. With over $100,000 in the bank, Holcombe is in a strong position to communicate her message to voters in the final weeks of the primary campaign. 

“I’ve spent my life in education, bringing people together to serve Vermont’s next generation in our public schools. I’m not a political insider. I didn’t start this race with a name recognition and incumbency advantage. What I do have is an incredibly hard working team – together, we’ve earned the support of hundreds of Vermonters who are ready for a new direction in Montpelier. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished,” said Holcombe in response to today’s financial filing. 

Campaign Manager, Cameron Russell, responded to the news saying, “Rebecca is not running for Governor because she’s next in line. She’s running because she believes in a Vermont that is healthier, greener, more fair, and more just. Vermonters believe in Rebecca because they know that someone with her level of demonstrated executive experience, grasp of complex issues, fiscal and budgetary experience, and ability to deliver results is what’s most needed in the Governor’s office. Rebecca’s filing shows that being a first time candidate won’t keep her from communicating her message to Vermonters between now and the August 11th primary.”