Announcements from the Harder Campaign...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nicole@HarderforCongress.com
April 6, 2018 Phone: (949) 371-3094
Josh Harder accelerates momentum to take back CA-10 and
raises over $350,000 in Q1
After announcing union endorsements, Harder has now raised nearly $1.3 million - more than 2014 Democratic nominee Michael Eggman raised that entire election cycle
(April 6, 2018)-- Josh Harder started the year on a strong note raising $350,000 in contributions during the 1st quarter with over $800,000 cash on hand in the bank. In the last 12 months, Harder has now raised over $1,280,000, more than 3rd time CA-10 candidate Michael Eggman raised over the entire two-year cycle in 2014, the last midterm election in CA-10.
“I’m incredibly excited and humbled by the outpouring of support,” said Josh Harder. “The energy in the district is ripe for change and I’m honored to be the choice of so many to defeat Denham.”
Harder opened his main campaign office in Modesto this January to capitalize on the energy and has since contacted tens of thousands of voters over the phone or by door to door canvassing. He has been endorsed by several local organizations and individuals such as the Stanislaus State Democratic Club, the Chair of the Stanislaus County Democratic Club, Internatinoal Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 595 and 684, and the Bricklayers, Tilesetters, and Allied Craftworkers Local 3.
Furthermore, Harder has secured the support of several prominent national groups including the New Dems, The Arena, J Street, and Council for a Livable World.
The Harder Campaign also released the results of an independent poll conducted by Benenson Strategy Group with 577 likely general election voters in CA-10 comparing Josh Harder to incumbent Congressman Jeff Denham.
After hearing information about both candidates, 41% of voters selected Michael Eggman compared to 52% for Jeff Denham. Harder is able to get within a point of Denham with 46% to Denham’s 47%-- after both positive and negative information about him, with a margin of error of 4.1%.
A product of California’s Central Valley, Josh Harder is running as a Democrat in California’s 10th District–currently represented by Republican Jeff Denham. Denham won re-election in 2016 by the 3rd narrowest margin of any Republican Congressman nationwide. The race has been listed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) as a top target in the 2018 midterms and is one of the 23 districts currently held by a Republican that voted for Hillary.