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DGA Announces Record-Breaking First Quarter Fundraising

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Democratic Governors’ Strong Leadership Showing the Country Why State Elections Matter

Today, the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) announced the organization raised more than $11.2 million across all entities in the first quarter of 2020, one of the highest amounts ever raised by the organization in the first quarter and the biggest Q1 haul in a presidential year ever. This impressive fundraising haul comes after the DGA’s in-person fundraising efforts were halted for almost the entirety of March.  
The DGA’s 2020 Q1 was the second-highest Q1 total in the organization’s history. An increase in major donors and grassroots donations, spurred by the DGA’s electoral success in 2018 and 2019, helped drive the fundraising increase. Across the DGA’s digital program alone, 2020 marked a 98 percent increase in total grassroots money raised compared with 2016 and was the program’s strongest quarter for online fundraising in its history. Major donor contributions to the DGA increased by 20 percent as well. 
Across the country, Democratic governors’ decisive actions and comprehensive responses to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic have demonstrated what strong, executive leadership looks like. Their actions have become a model for the nation’s response as a whole. 
“The Democratic Governors Association is in a strong position for 2020,” said DGA Executive Director Noam Lee. “The electoral successes of the DGA along with the incredible leadership shown by Democratic governors is resonating with voters and driving engagement. Even in the face of unexpected challenges, Governor Phil Murphy’s leadership and the hard work of the DGA has put us in a great position to win gubernatorial races across the country this fall.”