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Lee raises nearly half a million dollars in first quarter of 2019

Megan Messerly
Megan Messerly
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Susie Lee in a blue suit giving a speech

Rep. Susie Lee will report raising nearly half a million dollars over the first three months of the year, according to early fundraising totals released by her team.

Lee, a Democrat who is serving her first term in Congress, will end the first quarter of the year having raised more than $435,000 and with $400,000 in the bank. That total surpasses the amounts raised by all of Nevada’s four House members in the first quarter of 2017: Former Rep. Ruben Kihuen raised the most at about $310,000, while Rep. Mark Amodei raised the least at about $45,000.

Her campaign said that her first quarter fundraising was “fueled by grassroots support,” with more than 1,000 individual donors.

“I’m excited to see that there is still strong grassroots momentum in southern Nevada supporting common sense solutions and problem solving,” Lee said in a statement.

Lee was elected in 2018 to represent Nevada’s swingy 3rd Congressional District, which stretches from Summerlin to the southernmost tip of the state. Before joining Congress, Lee helmed the dropout prevention program, Communities in Schools of Nevada.

No Republican challengers have announced for the seat yet, though the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is already gearing up for a fight in 2020. In February, the DCCC named Lee and fellow Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford to a program that defends members in competitive districts as Democrats prepare to defend their newly won majority in the House next year.

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