This just in from the Joel Dykstra for Senate campaign:
For Immediate Release – January 30, 2008
Contact Sue Salter, Communications Director
Canton, SD – The number of South Dakotans contributing money to Republican Joel Dykstra’s U.S. Senate campaign increased by about 50 percent in the fourth quarter of 2007.
The contributions are detailed in Dykstra’s fourth quarter report to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), which will be filed tomorrow in Washington, D.C.
The campaign has expanded its base of support from about 200 individual South Dakota contributors in the third quarter to approximately 300 South Dakotans who made contributions in the fourth quarter. By the end of the fourth quarter, more than 400 people contributed to the campaign. The supporters are from all across the state, indicating a wide foundation of support from which to build the Joel Dykstra for U.S. Senate campaign.
“I am gratified and encouraged by the confidence so many regular South Dakotans are expressing. They realize I will be a new voice for our state and an advocate for real change in Washington. ” Dykstra said. “As we continue to build the base, I know we will be even more successful in the coming months.”
Since announcing his candidacy in July, 2007, Joel and the campaign have received total contributions of $137,953, with $56,080 coming in the fourth quarter of 2007. About 97 percent of the contributions came fromSouth Dakotans.
Dykstra was making the rounds in Rapid City last weekend.
He's going to make a great U.S. senator for South Dakota!