Quarter-million quarter

Denney off to a strong start with 2020 fundraising

Chico-based congressional candidate Audrey Denney announced last week that she’s raised more than $250,000 for her 2020 campaign.

Denney, a Democrat with a background in agriculture, says the money came from over 2,000 individual contributions. In an email announcing the total from the first quarter of fundraising, Denney noted that she refuses to accept donations from corporate political action committees.

Denney (pictured) announced her candidacy in late February (see “Round two,” Newslines, Feb. 28). It’s her second time vying for the District 1 seat held by Rep. Doug LaMalfa, a Republican from Richvale. She and LaMalfa were the top two vote-getters in the June 2018 primary. In that year’s general election, she lost 45.1 percent to 54.9 percent—but she beat LaMalfa by about eight points in Butte County.