Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Ford Campaign Moved Forward, Our Position Is "Very Strong"

In announcing that the Harold Ford, Jr. for Tennessee U.S. Senate campaign raised in excess of $519,000 for the third quarter, Finance Chair Charles Robert Bone, released the following statement:

"Our campaign's performance to date has been very strong. We have campaigned extensively in more than 60 counties, have garnered the unprecedented endorsement of the AFL-CIO during a primary, have out-raised all of our opponents since January 1 and continue growing our support because people believe that Harold Ford's candidacy best represents the change we need in government to make it work better for all of us," Finance Chair Charles Robert Bone said.

"Having raised in excess of $3 million to date, our campaign has already raised more than a quarter of what we believe it will take to win this race. Most competitive U.S. Senate campaigns raise more than 75% of their money in the calendar year of the election. We are ahead of that schedule with another fundraising quarter in front of us.

We believe it is the Congressman's message that is generating support for us, both financially and otherwise. The Congressman is set to release the 5 tenets of his Covenant with Tennesseans in the coming weeks. His belief is that government should work better for all of us, and he is committed to making that happen. The support he is enjoying from voters in Sullivan County to Hamilton County, from Montgomery County to Crockett County and of course at home in Shelby County is due in no small part to his message, integrity and relentless work ethic.

Congressman Ford is excited about the campaign and where he stands with voters. He fully expects the next year to be full of continued fundraising, hard work and a victory in November," Bone said.