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Democratic congressional candidate Dan Koh, who used his Boston City Hall connections and his relationship with Mayor Martin J. Walsh to raise an eye-popping $806,000 early last fall, says he raised another $810,000 in the final three months of last year.
That fund-raising cements his status as a serious contender for the seat that US Representative Niki Tsongas is vacating. Political insiders following the race said the results of his second fund-raising report would show whether Koh could sustain a well-funded campaign — a necessary component for a first-time candidate who just moved back to the district.
Koh’s campaign says the total $1.6 million he raised so far has come from 2,200 individual contributors, with more than half donating under $200 in the fourth quarter. He declined to reveal the exact sources of major donations until the end of the month, when such filings are required by federal campaign regulations.
His first fund-raising report showed that a good part of his funds came from developers and others doing business with the city.
But Koh, who served as Walsh’s chief of staff until the Andover native resigned to run for Congress, said his latest report will show his contributions come from more than half of the communities in the district.
Meanwhile, another candidate showed some fund-raising chops: Rufus Gifford, who was ambassador to Denmark under Barack Obama and joined the race in November, announced he raised just over $500,000 from more than 1,100 contributions.
Gifford was Obama’s national finance director in 2012, when the campaign raised over $1 billion.
Still, his congressional campaign’s fund-raising report shows he can be a serious player in the crowded Democratic race.
Gifford grew up on the North Shore and only moved into the district town of Concord in the fall.
Gifford raised a portion of that sum in $5,400 increments, which is the limit for contributions (half can be used for the primary, the other for the general election).
He said nearly 75 percent of his donations coming in at $100 or less.
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