After tripling his wealth in Congress, Congressman Doug Ose has now contributed more than $6 million of that fortune trying to return to Washington. His most recent filing, released last night, shows that he loaned his own campaign $716,000 in the last quarter alone.
In addition to Ose's personal funds, D.C. special interest groups, including both Karl Rove's and Speaker John Boehner's Super PACs, have propped up Ose's campaign with millions of dollars in misleading TV ads so far this year. And now we learn that friends of John Boehner, ExxonMobil PAC, and other D.C. special interests that Ose prioritizes tried to buttress his low fundraising haul this quarter with even more financial support.
"Not surprisingly, while grassroots supporters in Sacramento County are fueling Dr. Bera's campaign, Congressman Ose is relying on John Boehner, Big Oil, and his vast personal fortune, which he tripled while he was in Congress, to try to buy this election," said Bera spokesperson Allison Teixeira.
The Bera campaign has raised $3.5 million this cycle from nearly 5,500 individual donors. Bera raised more than $880,000 for the quarter, which spanned from July 1 to September 30, and is reporting nearly $815,000 on hand. 88 percent of individual contributors from last quarter live in California, and 72 percent of individual donations were for $100 or less.
Dr. Ami Bera represents Sacramento County in Congress. He’s working to make Congress a place for service and fighting to rebuild an economy that works for middle class families. As a leader of the No Labels Problem Solvers, Bera is leading the charge to find bipartisan solutions to our nation’s challenges.