AD 72: Lowenthal Outraises Diep Nearly 3-1 Lowenthal Shows 5x Cash on Hand Advantage

July 31, 2018

AD 72: Lowenthal Outraises Diep Nearly 3-1 Lowenthal Shows 5x Cash on Hand Advantage
  • According to FPPC reports filed today, Democrat Josh Lowenthal outraised his Republican opponent in the first 6 months of this year by nearly 3-1, $593,000 to $229,000
  • In the last reporting period 5/20 to 6/30, Lowenthal outraised Diep by more than 2-1, $210,000 to Diep’s $94,000
  • Lowenthal reports $593,803 raised this year, with $575, 745 on hand, Diep reports $229, 905 raised this year, with only $106,046 on hand
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2018
Mike Shimpock, mike@haymarketstrategies.com
 
SEAL BEACH, Calif. — As we enter the critical voter contact period of the 2018 election, Democrat Josh Lowenthal has a decisive cash-on-hand and fundraising advantage over damaged Republican Tyler Diep.
 
Lowenthal, raising at a pace of nearly $250,000 a month, has more than five times the cash on hand of Diep, who barely survived a bruising and divisive Republican primary.
 
This is bad news for Diep in a district that went 8 points for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and has seen a precipitous drop in Republican registration in the last few years. Turnout in the 2018 primary closely mirrored turnout in 2018, bad signs for Republican candidates facing organized, well-financed Democratic opponents.
 
Additionally, polling conducted by Goodwin Simon Strategic Research (Paul Goodwin and Amy Simon) shows the Democratic candidate in this race with a considerable 11 percentage point advantage.
 
Further, Josh Lowenthal is garnering support from traditional Republican organizations as well as Democrats, including business groups, Republican elected officials, public safety organizations, and others.
 
Josh Lowenthal lives in Huntington Beach with his wife and three daughters. He is President of FreeConferenceCall.com, which operates the largest retail conferencing brand in the world, www.FreeConferenceCall.com. His company operates in over 60 countries and is utilized by nearly 800,000 businesses, non-profit organizations, religious institutions, and international entities such as the Red Cross and the World Bank. As President, Josh helped increase the revenues of the business tenfold.


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