Chaudhuri Campaign Raises $290,000

2H finance report of $130,000 and strong grassroots campaign show building momentum

RALEIGH, N.C. – Democratic State Senate candidate Jay Chaudhuri announced today that he has raised more than $130,000 in the second half of 2015, bringing his total raised to almost $290,000 from 571 contributors. The fundraising announcement follows Chaudhuri’s successful effort to build a strong grassroots-oriented campaign that will allow his campaign to finish strong over the final seven weeks of the race.

“I’m running to raise teacher pay and help more families get ahead with middle class tax cuts, an increase in the minimum wage and ensuring women earn equal pay for equal work,” said Chaudhuri. “That message builds on my experience working as a progressive problem solver for State Treasurer Janet Cowell and Attorney General Roy Cooper, and it is a message that resonates with voters all across the district.”

Chaudhuri’s strong fundraising numbers are complemented by a robust field program to reach voters in State Senate District 16. To date, more than 40 volunteers have helped Chaudhuri make 62,097 phone calls and door knocks to voters, including 3,053 by the candidate himself.

Chaudhuri has also been endorsed by nine current and past elected officials, including State Treasurer Janet Cowell, Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane, State Representative Gale Adcock, Wake County Commissioner John Burns, Wake County Commissioner Sig Hutchinson, former Raleigh City Council Member Rodger Koopman, former Raleigh City Council Member Randy Stagner, Morrisville Town Council Member Steve Rao, and former Morrisville Mayor Margaret Broadwell.

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Jay Chaudhuri is running in the March 15 Democratic primary election to represent District 16 in the North Carolina State Senate. To learn more, please visit www.JayforNC.com.

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