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

"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.