PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a remarkable turn of events, the AZ01 Democratic primary landscape has undergone a seismic transformation. Irish immigrant and product of AZ01, Conor O'Callaghan, has taken the race by storm. He has captured national media attention, sparked grassroots support, and secured influential endorsements in no time at all. But in the most resounding testament yet to his campaign's growing powerhouse status, O'Callaghan's team proudly announces its exceptional performance in this latest fundraising period. During what experts consider the most challenging quarter of the race, the campaign not only surpassed all primary contenders in fundraising but now boasts the highest cash reserves among all campaigns vying for the seat, including incumbent David Schweikert.
Despite joining the race a month into the quarter and lacking a fundraising track record, a political network, or any prior campaign infrastructure, O'Callaghan managed to outraise the competition by amassing over half a million dollars in individual contributions in just 60 days. To make up for not being in the race in the prior quarter, O’Callaghan injected $630,000 of his own money into the campaign. Team Conor now touts $962,038.88 in its coffers, the most of any candidate in the race.
O'Callaghan expressed his deep gratitude to all those who have contributed:
"I am so thankful for the support and generosity of those who have joined our cause. As someone whose family started with little when we immigrated here, I recognize the power of the opportunities this district has offered me. This place gave me the tools to succeed and become who I am now. Voters and donors should know I’m just as invested in this race as they are. I will continue to fundraise, call, knock, and stump. This race is too important to whiff on again. It is time for David Schweikert to go and we have the right team and resources to finally flip this seat.”
O'Callaghan is a first-time candidate, he was the first contender to go up on TV with ads, he was the first candidate to garner national media attention on MSNBC, and he is the candidate who will flip the first district next November. The race for AZ01 has entered a new era, and Conor O'Callaghan is leading the charge. With momentum building and resources at its disposal, O'Callaghan's campaign is poised to reshape the race’s landscape and bring much-needed change to the district.