Wichita, KS (Jan. 26, 2010) – State Rep. Raj Goyle reported his campaign raised $252,953.29 during the fourth quarter of 2009. Goyle’s campaign now has $583,483.28 cash on hand, a record amount for a challenger going into an election year in Kansas’ Fourth Congressional District.
“I am deeply humbled by the tremendous support I’ve received from people across the Fourth District and the State of Kansas,” said Goyle. “During these difficult times, as people struggle to pay their bills and keep their jobs, I’m more confident than ever that what people want from leaders in Washington is hard work, bipartisanship, and a proven record of finding common sense solutions to the challenges we face in Kansas.”
With nearly 1,500 contributions since July, Goyle’s campaign has more supporters than any other candidate in the race to date. “These numbers reflect the broad appeal of Raj’s message of working for common sense solutions to the many problems we face,” said former Kansas Lieutenant Governor John Moore. “We need Raj in Congress representing the Fourth District.”
Goyle drew on a wide base of support, receiving contributions from Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. Nearly half of all contributions Goyle’s campaign received during the fourth quarter were less than one hundred dollars.
Goyle set a fundraising record in his first quarter, raising over $400,000 during the three-month period which ended September 30. www.rajforkansas.com
Goyle was born and raised in Wichita. His parents ran a small medical clinic for more than 30 years. He graduated from Duke University and then Harvard Law School where in addition to his legal studies he founded a technology company with two classmates that taught him the importance of entrepreneurship. While in school he met a fellow attorney, Monica, and the two are now married.
After law school, Raj clerked for a federal judge and then as an advocate for better schools, improved voting rights for the disabled, and as an expert on homeland security issues. He won his first term as the State District 87 Representative in 2007.