For Immediate Release
Jan. 17, 2006
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Paccione's 4th Quarter Contributions Show Voters Hungry for Change
Fort Collins, CO -- Angie Paccione, candidate for Colorado's 4th Congressional District, announced today that more than 1,000 contributors donated over $200,000 to her campaign in the fourth quarter of 2005. Paccione is a Democratic state legislator from Fort Collins who is running against Marilyn Musgrave in Colorado's 4th Congressional District.
"These contributions and their impressive total show that voters are hungry for change in the 4th Congressional District. As I travel the district, I find people everywhere who are very energized about my campaign. We expected a high fundraising mark," said State Rep. Paccione, who has served as House District 53's representative from northern Colorado for the last three years. "We've worked hard. We're going to carry this excitement into the new year and straight to Washington."
Of the 1,042 contributions, 985 (95%) are from Coloradans, 992 (95%) are for less than $1,000, and 482 (46%) are for less than $100. Almost all of Paccione's fourth quarter contributions are from small donors in Colorado. The total amount, $207,668, is on target with what the Paccione campaign expected for the end of 2005.
Paccione began her campaign late in the third quarter of 2005 and has so far raised a total of $261,450 in her bid for Congress. None of Paccione's contributions have come from political action committees, unlike her opponent, who has been linked to the political action committees of recently indicted Republicans Rep. Tom DeLay and former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham.
"These fundraising numbers give voice to the people, not the special interests," Paccione said. "The public is yearning for a credible candidate who will represent them instead of the entrenched special interests in Washington."
"I'm extremely happy with our results," stated Paccione. "My campaign has tapped into the hope that many people are feeling toward the possibility of real change. People are fed up with the culture of corruption and cronyism in Congress, and I'm proud to offer a compelling alternative to the status quo. I'm in it to win it, and I'm just getting warmed up!"
Rep. Angie Paccione, a resident of Colorado for 21 years, is a former high school social studies teacher and the first woman in Colorado history to coach a boy's varsity basketball team in the large school classification. A former member of the USA National Select Women's basketball team and a pioneer in the women's professional basketball league, Paccione has taught education classes at Colorado State University for the past 10 years. In the legislature, Paccione has been a champion for quality education, job growth and security, and increasing access to affordable healthcare.