Devine Campaign Raises Another 6-Figures in Second Quarter

At-Large Councilwoman has a broad and diverse group of supporters

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(Columbia, SC) – Today, At-Large Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine reports another 6-figure campaign fundraising goal, raising $105,008.09 from April to June. This figure represents 612 people who donated. 

I am excited that we have exceeded our quarterly fundraising goal for the 2nd quarter in a row.  But more exciting than the amount we raised is the diversity of the donors to this campaign.  The level of support we are receiving from people from all over this city is humbling.  When a 96-year-old lifelong Columbia resident on a fixed income sends us a $50 check, I don’t take that lightly,” Devine said.

Devine launched her grassroots campaign in February 2021 and in the first quarter amassed $115,105.75 in campaign contributions ranging from $5 to the max of $1000. 

A breakdown of the diverse strength and momentum of the campaign, by the numbers:

  • Second Quarter Goals: Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine raised $105,008.09 , to date the campaign received over 1300 contributions thus far.
  • A Look at the numbers: 612 people donated, 78% of contributors are from South Carolina, 68% giving $100 or less. 
  • Columbia’s Future: Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine has released policy on COVID relief, public safety, gun violence, and affordable housing.
  • Endorsements: Run Sister Run, Vote Mama, Democracy For America, Democratic Municipal Officials’ Blue Star Rising, Emily’s List, and Sunrise Movement Columbia Political Action Committees announced their endorsements, along with dozens of local community leaders to include former City Councilman Luther Battiste, State Senator Mia McLeod, Community activist Harriett Hancock and former State Democratic Chairwoman and DNC member Carol Fowler. (For a full list of endorsements and to hear why local leaders are supporting Tameika in their own words), go to the campaign’s YouTube page

As we go into the 3rd quarter, the campaign will launch a series of new initiatives and in-person events like “Showcase Columbia,” where Tameika will visit local businesses and talk to business owners about recovering from Covid and how the city can better support their growth and development.

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