By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter

Lisa Wilson-Foley’s campaign brought in $115,000 in donations in the 1st Quarter, which she intends to match match, “dollar for dollar,” with personal funds, according to campaign senior advisor Chris Healy.

Healy said she has raised an approximate total of $535,000 in Connecticut’s 5th District Congress race to date. Wilson-Foley’s latest Federal Elections Commission filing is not due until April 15, but according to the FEC, the campaign had raised $401,420 in individual contributions at the end of the 4th quarter, plus $18,000 from political action committees (eight of them).

Healy stressed that the $535,000 figure is preliminary but, if accurate, it is on track with what Wilson-Foley has been able to raise. A 3rd Quarter push brought in $211,000, though that number was halved to $107,050 in the quarter ending in December.

It’s also less than those of her rivals who have announced totals so far. Republican Mike Clark said he raised about $130,000 from individuals in the 1st quarter of this year (10 times what he raised in the 4th quarter).

Democrat Elizabeth Esty, the only candidate in the 5th district to officially announce a dollar amount, said she brought in $360,000 in the last three months, twice what she raised in the previous quarter.

Healy noted that Wilson-Foley is intending to spend $1 of her own money for every dollar that she raises, and she’s almost there.

As of the most recent FEC filing, Wilson-Foley has donated or loaned more than $400,000 to her own campaign.

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