EDWARDS' FUNDRAISING NUMBERS. Former law enforcement official Eddie Edwards has become the first Republican congressional candidate to reveal his fundraising numbers for the fourth quarter of 2017.
Campaign finance reports are not due with the Federal Election Commission until Jan. 31, but the numbers were shared exclusively with New Hampshire Primary Source by the Edwards’ campaign.
Edwards, who is running in the 1st District, raised just more than $60,000 from donors between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 and personally loaned his campaign an additional $20,000, for total receipts of about $80,000.
The campaign said that 90 percent of the amount raised came from New Hampshire donors.
Edwards entered the fourth quarter with $86,598 on hand, and in the final three months of 2017, grew that number to $130,000.
The campaign is pleased that it also expanded its donor base and brought on an experienced political fundraiser, Emma Tautkus, in early December.
“We're excited about where we are in this race,” campaign consultant Derek Dufresne said. “Fundraising is going well, and our grassroots team is growing daily.
“We not only have the best candidate to win the primary, but also the general election. The message is clear; the voters of the 1st District are looking for a person of integrity and a history of service to represent them in Congress, and that representative is Eddie Edwards.”
The Edwards campaign also tells New Hampshire Primary Source that the former South Hampton police chief and top state liquor enforcement official will host his first town hall meeting on Tuesday at the Lane Memorial Library in Hampton at 6:30 p.m. Edwards, a U.S. Navy veteran, will answer questions from members of the public.
"Eddie will discuss his background of service to our country and talk with 1st District voters about the important issues impacting them and their families,” Dufresne said. "While many career politicians have shied away from town hall meetings in recent years, Eddie is proud be a leader on accessibility by bringing back this tradition. A commitment to constituent service and open dialogue with residents of the district is extremely important to him."
On Thursday, Edwards will make three stops in the Lakes Region – at the Golden View Health Care Center in Meredith at 10:45 a.m.; the Laconia VFW at 1 p.m.; and Funspot in Laconia at 6 p.m.
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