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Driven by New Donors, DGA Announces Record-Breaking Fundraising in First Quarter of 2022

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In the Q1 of the Midterm Election Year, the DGA Raised Over $23 Million

The DGA is shattering fundraising records heading into the 2022 midterms, reporting raising a massive $23.25 million in Q1 across all entities — the DGA’s largest first-quarter fundraising in history. After breaking fundraising records in 2021, these numbers solidify a trend of fundraising momentum for the DGA as Democratic donors become increasingly focused on the importance of governor’s races.

The record-breaking surge in fundraising comprised largely of first-time donors comes as Democrats are taking notice of the critical role Democratic governors play in protecting voting rights, reproductive rights, and health care access. As the only organization solely dedicated to electing Democratic governors, the DGA has been the driving force behind the shift to prioritize governors’ races.

The Q1 fundraising total marks a 180% increase from first-quarter fundraising in 2018, 190% in 2014, and 290% in 2010. So far, the DGA has raised more money from grassroots and major donors in the 2021-2022 cycle than in the entire 2017-2018 cycle.

“Democratic governors work every day to strengthen and protect our democracy, and make progress for the people they represent. That’s why we are seeing record levels of interest and support from Americans across the country,” said DGA Executive Director Noam Lee. “Governors’ races in 2022 will determine the direction of our country for years to come, and the DGA is at the forefront of fighting Republican power grabs designed to subvert democracy. Expanded access to affordable health care, increased funding for public education, and abortion rights are all on the line.”