Paul Spencer, a Democratic candidate for Arkansas's Second Congressional District, has announced that his campaign has raised over $150,000 in the first six months from more than 2,000 individual contributors.
Spencer's campaign raised roughly $135,000 of that total during the last fundraising period of 2017.
"People across the Second District and the entire nation know that the stakes are too high to sit back and accept the scraps that the political establishment has seen fit to give to the American people," Spencer said in a statement.
According to the campaign, the average contribution is below $60 and less than 1 percent of contributors have donated the maximum allowed. Spencer has promised to not accept money from PACs or special interests. He said his "singular focus" will be the people of the Second District.
“The people of the Second District are no longer satisfied with half-baked, incremental policies," Spencer said. "They want representatives in Congress that will champion their voice, not those of the special interests.“
His campaign stated that some of the donations were from first-time political contributors and came from Arkansas and over 30 states.
We've reached out to Rep. Hill's team for information on his fundraising totals in 2017.