Alberta’s United Conservatives successfully raised over $1 million from grassroots supporters in the second quarter of 2018, United Conservative leader Jason Kenney announced today.
This marks the highest total for any party since the last provincial election, after which corporate and union donations were banned. The number does not include funds raised by local United Conservative constituency associations, which will likely bring the total closer to $1.2 million raised in the second quarter of 2018.
“Thank-you to the generosity of our donors from across the province, your support is critically important in defeating the NDP and getting our province back on track,” Kenney said. “It’s important that we stay humble and work hard in the year to come, as we work to present a credible, common-sense, free-enterprise alternative to the NDP’s high-tax, high-debt agenda.”
The $1,012,129.63 raised is more than twice the combined total raised in the same time last year by the PC and Wildrose parties, which totaled $491,553.48 ($78,252.80 raised by the PC party and $413,300.68 raised by the Wildrose party). In 2016, the combined total raised by the PC and Wildrose parties in the second quarter was $494,507.13 ($27,376.00 raised by the PC party and $467,131.13 raised by the Wildrose party).
Yesterday, the United Conservatives were successful in two by-elections, with Laila Goodridge elected as the new MLA for Fort McMurray-Conklin and Devin Dreeshen elected as the new MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake.