February 1, 2019

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DGA Finishes Record-Setting 2017-18 Cycle with $140 Million Raised

DGA broke previous fundraising record by more than $50M, en route to biggest Democratic gubernatorial pickup since 1982 

Over 2017-18 cycle, DGA spent 85% of its resources to win campaigns

Today, the Democratic Governors Association announced it finished the 2017-18 campaign cycle with $140.3 million raised across all entities. That marks a more than $52 million increase over the DGA’s previous cycle record of $88 million raised in 2013-2014.

Record low overhead allowed for the DGA to spend 85% solely on political activities. These crucial investments across the country allowed for the DGA to flip a historic seven seats.

As a result of the DGA’s successful 2017-2018 cycle and historic fundraising, Democrats elected the most diverse class of governors including a record-setting six women elected in one night. Now, a majority of Americans can count on their governor to invest in education, expand and protect health care, and fix the roads.

“These record-setting fundraising numbers made our historic election cycle possible,” said DGA Executive Director Noam Lee. “The DGA’s effective investments and sound management allowed us to flip seven seats. Because of that, Democratic governors now govern a majority of Americans. The DGA is poised to use that momentum to expand on the success in 2019-2020.”