“We’ve been just blown away,” campaign spokeswoman Camille Blakely said today.
The $100,691 that Skorman raised in January came from 541 contributors.
Since Dec. 27, Skorman has raised $128,194 from 617 contributors
“When he ran for council years ago, this is how he did it. He had a lot of small donations, but that really helps when you’re looking at this kind of big campaign,” Blakely said.
“We’re thrilled at the broad support,” she added. “Having this many contributions from such a diverse group and wide range of people, it just makes us really excited about the amount of support he’s getting and how many people are excited about him running.”
Skorman is spending his own money, too, but not at the same level as two of his competitors: Brian Bahr and Buddy Gilmore, who lent their campaigns at least $100,000 each.
So far, Skorman has lent his campaign $10,000.
It’s unclear how much money Skorman spent in January and how much cash he has on hand because the campaign sent a news release that only highlights the campaign contributions. Blakely said she would provide that information later.