Askar Raises Whopping $500K In 11 Days
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Askar Raises Whopping $500K In 11 Days

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Campaigning has been affected (crippled) because of the growing threat of COVID-19, but some campaigns are reporting that they are still on track in terms of moving forward.

This week, Casey Askar (R), a former U.S. Marine who is currently running in Florida’s 19th Congressional District race, announced that he has raised over $500,000 in the last eleven days. He estimates that around half of the donations have come from small donor donations.

Raising $500K is impressive for any candidate, but considering that it was solely raised during a statewide shut down from a spreading pandemic, this could speak to the viability of Askar’s candidacy.

In a statement, Askar expressed that he is “so grateful for the overwhelming support we’ve received out the gate.”

He noted that “it’s clear that voters are craving a conservative outsider who will be committed to serving them, not political interests.”

However, he asserted that “more importantly than fundraising numbers… I want the people of southwest Florida to know I am thinking and praying for them during this pandemic, especially during Holy Week.”

Askar assured that “we will get through this together and when we do, I will be ready to stand with President Donald Trump to help build our economy back up as I have done with businesses across the country my entire career.”

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.