Mast made the announcement via email Thursday afternoon, paying special attention to a large amount of smaller donations which his team says indicates a swarth of grassroots support.
“While national Democrats desperately dump money into the 18th District with lies to undermine Brian Mast’s service to our country, people obviously aren’t buying it,” said Mast spokesman Brad Stewart. “With 92% of all donations being small dollar and a median donation of $25, it’s clearer than ever that there is broad grassroots enthusiasm for Brian’s agenda to upend the status quo in Washington and restore fiscal sanity to our country.”
Campaign contribution reports are due to the Federal Elections Commission July 15.
Democrats already have their eye on Mast, a rising star on Capitol Hill. Mast is one of 59 members of Congress the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has announced they will target in 2018 to take back seats in the House.
So far, Mast’s only current challenger for the 18th Congressional District is Democrat Pam Keith, who ran for U.S. Senate last year.