Anne Barth, a Democratic candidate to
represent West Virginians in the 2nd Congressional District, announced today
raising over $330,000 since filing her candidacy papers in late January, far
out-pacing her primary opponents who entered the race weeks earlier.|
Barth says she is hopeful that she win the nomination to face-off with Congresswoman Shelly Moore Capito, who has been in lock-step with President Bush.
"The energy and excitement around my campaign has been
astonishing. As I travel the district, I continue to meet so many people who
have become disillusioned by the Bush-Cheney policies that have ignored the
needs of West Virginians for nearly eight years now," Barth said.
"The desire for fiscal responsibility in Washington and the demand
for a return to our own needs here at home are palpable. I am grateful for
the broad support I'm getting from West Virginians, and very pleased with
the early momentum they are giving my campaign," Barth said.
Barth raised approximately $330,000 in contributions for the first
quarter federal reporting period, which details her fundraising from her
last-minute filing on January 26 through the end on the filing period on
"We have very high expectations for ourselves as a campaign, and
we are meeting those marks," said Ned Rose, chairman of the Anne Barth for
"Our fellow West Virginians are also expressing their
high expectations for Anne by contributing so generously. I can assure them
all one thing - nobody will out-work Anne Barth. She is a tireless
campaigner and a dynamic individual."
While the majority of contributions to Barth's campaign have come
from working West Virginians, the campaign has also received the support and
endorsement of the entire Democratic Congressional Delegation - Sen. Robert
C. Byrd, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, Rep. Nick Rahall and Rep. Alan Mollohan.
"Being endorsed by the Democratic delegation as someone they
believe can hit the ground running in Washington and work on behalf of all
West Virginians is very humbling," Barth said.
"These are accomplished leaders who have achieved so many good
things. I look forward to working with them to get results for the people of