Ryan Raises $17.1M in Q3

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s campaign for U.S. Senate raised $17.2 million during the third quarter of 2022, the campaign reported this morning.

The Q3 haul was nearly double the $9.1 million that Ryan, D-13 Ohio, raised during the previous quarter, and more than four times what he raised during the first quarter of the year.

According to a news release from the campaign, 105,455 new donors contributed to Ryan’s campaign during the quarter ended Sept. 30, and the average online donation was just $39.57. More than 95% of donations were $100 or less. 

“While San Francisco fraud J.D. Vance relies on his out-of-state allies to bail out his struggling campaign, we’re proud to have grassroots support from Ohioans in all 88 counties who know Tim is the only candidate who will fight for them in the Senate,”campaign spokeswoman Jordan Fuja said. “With Election Day nearing, we couldn’t be prouder of the strong and growing grassroots team that has powered our campaign since day one.”

Ryan kicked off a statewide bus tour Tuesday in Warren leading up to the Nov. 8 general election. Recent polling shows the race in a statistical dead heat.

Ryan’s campaign previously has contrasted Ryan’s in-state support with the backing that the Republican nominee, author and venture capitalist J.D. Vance, has received from outside Ohio and high-profile surrogates such as former President Donald J. Trump, who held a rally in Youngstown last month; Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis; and the former president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., who is appearing with Vance at a series of events today. 

Vance campaign press secretary shot back Tuesday at the criticism, pointing out that Ryan is “leaning on leftist Hollywood celebrities like John Legend and Paul Simon to campaign for him” and his campaign held an event with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., as well as running from his record. 

“Ryan spent months of his time, and millions of his donors’ dollars building his campaign on the lie that he was a moderate. Ohioans are smarter than Tim Ryan thinks they are – they know the truth about Ryan’s record, and they’ll soundly reject him in November.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.