Republican primary candidate for governor, Ryan Quarles announced a large fundraising quarter raising $574,112 in the second quarter, the campaign announced Tuesday.
The 2nd quarter fundraising quarter for the year includes at least one donation from all of Kentucky’s 120 counties. The campaign also reported having $557,669.62 cash on hand.
“I said we were going to run a ground up, people first campaign, and I meant it,” said Quarles. “I’m honored by the show of support from citizens across the Commonwealth we’ve received over the past month.”
Quarles, who officially kicked off his campaign on June 1st, reported raising the total from over 700 individual donors, 94 percent are Kentucky residents.
“The 2023 Governors race won’t be decided by national political figures or in smoke-filled back rooms,” said Quarles. “It will be decided by everyday Kentuckians who want to make Kentucky the best place to live, work, and raise a family. Our strategy of taking this campaign to all 120 counties is working and we look forward to continuing to travel to every corner of the Commonwealth so we can replace our current Governor with one dedicated to serving everyone, not just his political backers.”
Fundraising totals are due at midnight on Tuesday. In addition to Quarles, Attorney General Daniel Cameron, Auditor Mike Harmon, and Rep. Savannah Maddox are running for the GOP nomination next year.
Gov. Andy Beshear raised $1.1 million in the 2nd Quarter and has $3.2 million in cash on hand.