Gowdy Posts Weak First Quarter Total, Challenger Fedalei Starts Strong

GREENVILLE­SPARTANBURG, SC (April 15, 2016): With financial statements for the first quarter due today, the race for the Fourth District is starting to take shape.

“Our progress has been phenomenal so far,” said Chris Fedalei. “We’ve already received a tremendous amount of support from people looking for change right here at home, and they’ve responded to our call to hold our representatives accountable by focusing on the issues that we deal with every day.”

Fedalei’s support largely came from individuals throughout his District, with the average contribution totaling over $250. In total, a solid 81% of Fedalei’s donations came from within his home state of South Carolina.

“It’s inspiring for me to see the level of support here at home. It demonstrates the power of our message, and also how ready the people of the Upstate are for a Congressman that truly represents their interests,” Fedalei said in response to his first quarter results.

Conversely, incumbent Trey Gowdy, posted a total largely fueled by corporation political action committees and out­of­state donors. According to his quarterly FEC filing, Gowdy received roughly 75% of his total contributions from PACs and listed exactly one individual donor from South Carolina, who does not live in Gowdy’s district.

“The people of South Carolina deserve representatives that truly reflect who they are. FEC reports are not the whole story, but the first quarter has shown us that the people of the 4th District are ready for new leadership.”

In total, Fedalei raised $26,362.00, while Gowdy earned $38,838.00 during the quarter.