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July 15, 2013

Benjamin raises over $108K in 2nd Quarter

Columbia, SC -- Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin raised more than $108,000 for his re-election campaign during the second quarter of 2013, according to a campaign disclosure report filed with the SC State Ethics Commission at ethics.sc.gov.

"I am humbled and honored that so many individuals across our great city are willing to share their hard-earned treasures in support of our campaign," Benjamin said. "These generous donations give us the momentum we need to go to November and win."

Added Benjamin, "Whether it's $25 or $250, our donors share our vision of One Columbia -- a city that is a safe, that fights for taxpayers, that spends wisely and thinks boldly, with a growing economy and plenty of good-paying jobs to support our families. I thank each of them for investing in that vision and joining me as we work together to make it a reality."

Over 300 individual donors made a financial contribution to Benjamin's campaign in the last three months totaling $108,304.53. The campaign now has over $100,000 on hand to spend with more than a full fundraising quarter remaining before the November 5 election.

Benjamin is seeking a second term as mayor of South Carolina's capital city.

Contact Adam Fogle at 803-394-3006.