Prasad Srinivasan announced that he has reached the $250,000 threshold for qualifying under the State’s Citizen Election Program (CEP).
“This is a big step, but it is just the first step,” Dr. Srinivasan said. “All of the credit goes to our many supporters across the State, who have carried us over the finish line. Since beginning this journey last year, we have received contributions from residents of 125 towns and cities in Connecticut, and met many eager voters who are interested in my message.”
Dr. Srinivasan, who declared that he was running for Governor on December 16, 2016, reported a total of $136,778 in qualifying contributions at the close of the first quarter of 2017. By the close of the second quarter, Dr. Srinivasan reported a total of $205,103 in qualifying contributions, and $178,854 in cash-on-hand.
As of August 8, 2017, Dr. Srinivasan has now received a total of $250,166 from approximately 2,900 contributors. Dr. Srinivasan will apply for a CEP grant of approximately $1.4 million for use during the period through the Republican primary next summer. Should he earn the Republican nomination, Dr. Srinivasan would automatically qualify to receive another $6.5 million for use in the November 2018 general election.
“With fundraising out of the way,” Dr. Srinivasan said, “we will make our case to the people of Connecticut that I am the best candidate to revive our State and make it prosper again.”
Dr. Srinivasan is a four-time State representative from Glastonbury. A practicing physician in Greater Hartford, Dr. Srinivasan has been elected to office by overwhelming margins ranging from twelve to thirty-five points. Dr. Srinivasan is an Assistant Republican Leader in the State House of Representatives who currently serves as the Ranking Member of the legislature’s Public Health Committee, and also serves on the Judiciary and Environmental Committees.
–Aug 09, 2017