Jeff Bleich Raises Nearly $2 Million in Lt. Governor Race

Bleich’s grassroots campaign continues to build momentum with endorsements from the San Francisco Chronicle and the Sierra Club; without money from Super PACs and special interest groups

Oakland, CA – Jeff Bleich, candidate for Lt. Governor of California, announced today that his campaign has raised close to $2 million in funding from over 2,500 individual donations. Bleich’s campaign has over $1.4 million in cash on hand, which will allow Jeff to spread his message to Californians about how he plans to tackle tough problems, focus on long-term solutions, and deliver real results as the state’s next Lt. Governor.

With this robust performance, Bleich expects this to be the second consecutive reporting period in which he outpaces his Democratic opponents in individual donations as they rely principally on special interest PACs and self funding.

Earlier this month, the San Francisco Chronicle endorsed Jeff, calling him “a strong candidate for lieutenant governor…[who] knows his way around politics and public policy.”

“I want to thank every single person who has supported our campaign,” said Bleich. “Since announcing my candidacy less than a year ago, we have shown that you can run a successful, grassroots campaign, without having to rely on personal wealth, Super PACs, or special interests groups. Instead of playing up to big money, I’ve been talking to Californians about how I want to bring a lifetime of experience to Sacramento, and work to solve the biggest challenges facing our state. That’s what Californians want, and that’s what I’ll do as Lt. Governor.”

Along with the Chronicle endorsement, Jeff also recently received the endorsement of the Sierra Club, who said he is “hands down, the best candidate for Lieutenant Governor.” Jeff has been endorsed by Congressmembers Jackie Speier, Adam Schiff, Ro Khanna and Ted Lieu, along with many California State Legislators, Mayors, Supervisors, and Councilmembers.

A lifelong Democrat, a highly respected attorney, educator, diplomat, and a former senior official for President Barack Obama, Jeff has nearly thirty years of experience uniting people around issues of justice and empowerment. Jeff has led some of the nation’s largest educational and legal advocacy institutions, and served the U.S. and California at the highest levels.

He has been a tireless advocate for Californians who have faced discrimination, communities that have been wronged, and families fighting to break into the middle class. He served as Chair of the California State University Board of Trustees, President of the State Bar, as well as Chair of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and other non-profit groups. He currently heads the Fulbright Scholarship Board, which creates scholarship opportunities for students.

Jeff most recently served as a top aide to President Obama, first as Special Counsel to the President in the White House, and then as the U.S. Ambassador to Australia. He continues serving Californians as a public policy and cybersecurity attorney at Dentons, and he is helping to grow our economy and create jobs throughout the state as an adviser to Governor Jerry Brown, and a nationally recognized advocate for education.

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