Marjorie Taylor Greene’s campaign raised more than $ 3.2 million as a freshman congressman in the first quarter – nearly five times more than the $ 728,000 AOC she raised in her first three months in office
- Marjorie Taylor Greene’s campaign revealed its first quarter windfall on Wednesday
- The money came from more than 100,000 individual contributions in all 50 states with an average donation of $ 32
- The sheer amount suggests the Georgia freshman congressman may have actually benefited from the response to her controversial comments
- Greene attributed it to the fact that “I stood my ground and never wavered in my belief in America First policies and putting people above politicians!”
- In comparison, fellow headliner Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised just $ 728,000 for her campaign in her first quarter in office in 2019
Marjorie Taylor Greene’s campaign raised a dazzling $ 3.2 million in the first quarter of 2021 – a sign that the Georgia freshman congressman may have actually benefited from the response to her controversial comments.
Greene’s campaign announced the massive first-quarter windfall in a press release on Wednesday, noting that the money came from more than 100,000 individual contributions in all 50 states.
More than 100,000 donors donated more than $ 3,200,000 to support me, with an average of $ 32 per donation. You know why? I stood my ground and never questioned my belief in America First’s policies and putting people above politicians! Greene boasted on Twitter.
And I will NEVER relapse! By the way, I’ve only just started. ‘
In comparison, co-headliner Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D – New York) raised just $ 728,000 for her campaign in her first quarter in office in 2019.
Marjorie Taylor Greene’s campaign raised a dazzling $ 3.2 million in the first quarter of 2021 – a sign that the Georgia freshman congressman may have actually benefited from the response to her controversial comments. Pictured: Greene at a rally in October
Greene plunged into Congress this year, quickly building a reputation for her marginal beliefs – including her support for QAnon conspiracy theories and her suggestion that school shootings are a hoax perpetrated by Democrats to push gun control.
Just a few weeks into her tenure, Greene faced feverish phone calls to step down after it was revealed that she liked a number of social media posts encouraging violence against Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi.
In comparison, fellow headliner Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (pictured) raised just $ 728,000 for her campaign in her first quarter in office in 2019
In February, she was stripped of her committee duties during a floor vote where 11 Republicans joined Democrats to vote her from 230 to 199.
However, Greene’s fundraising figures show that those controversies haven’t made a dent in – and possibly amplified – her donations.
Greene backed the controversies in soliciting calls – saying they showed her commitment to shaking up Washington.
In her statement on Wednesday, Greene stated: “ For too long the political ruling class that looks down on the rest of us has sold America to the world by turning their backs on the hardworking American worker and taxpayer. But they fear one thing.
The political ruling class fears the people because it is the people who can take away what they love most. Power. Because it is the power that brings them everything else.
“I am one of the people and the people are with me, and I will always be with them.”
Greene is more than a year and a half away from reelection in Georgia’s 14th district – but the early funds will come in handy when she faces a challenge from more moderate Republicans and critics of Donald Trump – whom she has joined.
Illinois GOP Representative Adam Kinzinger has already vowed to help prevent Greene’s reelection and said he is willing to use his own funding to do so.
The first quarter fundraising statistics for all members of Congress have yet to be released – but last week it was reported that Representative Lauren Boebert (D – Colorado) had raised $ 700,000.