Cort VanOstran Releases FEC Numbers; 240,000 Cash On Hand as of 12/31

For Immediate Release

January 31, 2018

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CLAYTON, MO — Congressional candidate Cort VanOstran once again set a record for Democrats running in Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District, ending the year with over $340,000 in total contributions in 2017, and over $240,000 cash on hand.

After two strong quarters, VanOstran has shown that he is the only Democratic candidate capable of unseating Republican incumbent Ann Wagner in November. “I continue to be overwhelmed by the excitement for this grassroots campaign,” VanOstran said. “The obstructionism and hyper-partisanship coming out of Washington does not reflect who we are in the district, or who we are as a state. Missouri families are speaking loud and clear. You can’t vote to cut 24 million people off healthcare, hide from your constituents, dump $1.4 trillion in debt on our kids, and then ask the people of our community to reelect you. It’s time for the next generation of leadership.”

VanOstran has received more than 1,400 individual contributions since beginning his campaign, 1,000 of which were for $100 or less. The campaign raised over $115,000 in total contributions in the fourth quarter of 2017, outraising Wagner for the second consecutive quarter.

VanOstran is a lawyer in St. Louis and a lecturer at Washington University. He lost his mother to cancer in 2016, and was motivated to run for Congress after watching Rep. Ann Wagner vote to cut healthcare coverage from millions of families just like his.

VanOstran has been endorsed by numerous Democratic leaders including St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman; Missouri State Representatives Stacey Newman, Tracy McCreery, and Cora Faith Walker; former Mayor of St Louis Vince Schoemehl; former Missouri State Senators Joan Bray and Rita Heard Days; former St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley; former Missouri State Representatives Bill Otto, Jeanne Kirkton, and Susan Carlson; and former Chief of Staff to Vice-President Al Gore, Charles Burson.

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