Aruna Miller raised nearly $863,000 for congressional race in 2017

Aruna Miller

The Indian American Democrat raised more than 300,000 in the last quarter.

Maryland Delegate Aruna Miller, who is running for the state’s sixth congressional district, raised $301,628 in the fourth quarter of 2017, bringing her total to nearly $863,000.

According to her campaign, which announced the figures in a press release on Thursday, Miller finished as the top fundraiser for the third consecutive quarter. She has “more than doubled her nearest competitor in funds raised” in the fourth quarter of 2017, a statement from the campaign said.

“Running for Congress is an awesome responsibility, and l draw strength from the many hundreds of people who believe in my campaign, people who are making contributions and volunteering their time and energy to make our country and our communities better,” Miller said.

“I’m running for Congress because I believe that now, more than ever, our country needs Representatives that will actually represent them,” she said. “My number one priority as a state legislator is bringing citizens into the process of governing. I believe that to make a change we need to get more people involved, and it’s heartening to see that our message is resonating.”

The campaign disclosed that more than “1,400 individual contributors gave a total of 1,723 distinct contributions to the campaign. It said that 98 percent of the contributions are from individuals.

“l am proud to be bringing in hundreds of new donors to the Democratic Party through my Congressional campaign,” Miller said. “And this is just the beginning.”

The sixth district is one of the dozens of open congressional districts across the nation where the incumbent is not seeking reelection. The congressman representing the district, Democrat John Delaney, announced in July that he was retiring.

Six Democrats and one Republican have so far announced their candidacies for the June 26 primary. Besides Miller, the other Democrats in the race are David Trone, Nadia Hashimi, Roger Manno, Andrew James Duck and Bill Frick. The lone Republican in the race is Matt Mossburg.

Miller has so far been endorsed by EMILY’s List and 314 Action, as well as state assembly Speaker Michael Busch.

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