Theresa Madonna—candidate for State Senate in Connecticut’s 18th District—is pleased to announce today that she has received the Citizens’ Election Program Grant from the state and now has over $100,000 on hand to utilize in her fight to bring balance to Hartford and end one-party rule. Madonna is the first Republican senatorial candidate in the 18th district ever to qualify for the grant.
In order to do so, Madonna had to raise $15,000 from 300 people in the 18th District—covering Groton, Stonington, North Stonington, Voluntown, Plainfield, Preston, Griswold, and Sterling—and donors were allowed to contribute any amount between $5 and $100.
In total, Madonna raised nearly $15,500 dollars from over 400 donors, signaling overwhelming support for her campaign across the southeastern part of the state. Once those goals were met and surpassed, the State Elections Enforcement Commission approved the Madonna campaign’s grant and awarded the amount that State Senate candidates are allowed to spend in this election cycle if they elected to participate in the program.
In expressing her gratitude for all the support she has received thus far, Madonna said “I could not be more appreciative of the citizens of these eight towns and beyond who gave to my campaign. Without their support, I would never be able to mount a successful challenge to the one-party rule in Hartford that has led to record tax increases, enormous debt, and out-of-control spending. This grant has leveled the playing field in this election and will allow me to deliver my message and ideas to the entire district. I pledge to utilize every dollar effectively and efficiently to win this November 6th.”
More information on getting involved in Theresa Madonna’s campaign for State Senate can be found on her website at http://madonnaforstatesenate.com.