Vancouver, WA — One year ago today, Carolyn Long announced that she was running for Congress in Washington’s 3rd Congressional district “to give Southwest Washington a strong voice in DC and a hard working, accountable, committed Representative here at home.”
Today, her campaign is looking back on a year on the ground, recognizing the grassroots support and enthusiasm they’ve seen across the district, and looking forward to the work ahead between now and election day.
“Together, we are determined to bring forth new leadership that will build a better future for Southwest Washington by putting working families and small businesses first,” the campaign said in a statement. “In the past year, the Carolyn Long campaign has seen incredible levels of grassroots support and enthusiasm from folks in every community in our district. Since launching the campaign, we have raised over $2.29M from over 20,000 grassroots contributions. Over 80% of these contributions were local and have come from over 8,000 individual contributors. We have not taken a dime of Corporate PAC money, and we never will. This powerful fundraising is critical to the campaign’s ability to operate and communicate with voters all across the district — and it is a demonstration of the strong grassroots support for new, better leadership in Congress.”
And, the campaign continues to adapt.
“We have also held events in many different formats — especially as we have adapted quickly in the face of the coronavirus crisis to continue speaking with folks throughout our communities and taking questions on the issues that matter most,” the campaign said.
Since July 8th, 2019, when Long hosted three massive launch rallies across the district, the campaign has hosted or attended:
- Six Rallies
- Nine Facebook Live Town Halls and Policy Roundtable Discussions
- Twenty-nine Coffees and Cold Ones with Carolyn
“This campaign is built on incredible support from voters all over the 3rd District, the strong desire for new leadership that puts people first, and the unifying belief that together, we can and will build a better future for Southwest Washington,” said Abby Olmstead, Campaign Manager.
Long lost her first bid for Congress in 2018 against incumbent, Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler.