Budzinski Raises over 500k in Q1, Enters Q2 with over $1 million cash-on-hand

Springfield, IL – Today, Nikki Budzinski announced that her campaign raised over $500,000 in the first quarter of 2022 and enters the second quarter of 2022 with well over $1 million cash-on-hand. To date, she has raised over $1.4 million since entering the race in August 2021. Budzinski’s fundraising puts her in a strong position to communicate with voters and get the vote out.

Budzinski made the following statement: “I am thrilled by the support our campaign has received and the number of people that have been willing to invest in me. I look forward to talking to more voters and making sure my campaign is amplifying the voices of people in Central and Southern Illinois that need more from their representative in Congress.”


Nikki Budzinski is a labor activist, former Chief of Staff at the Office of Management and Budget in the Biden Administration and Senior Advisor to Governor JB Pritzker. Born in Peoria, Illinois, she’s the granddaughter of a union painter and public-school teachers.  Nikki has over ten years’ experience in the labor movement, working for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union and International Association of Fire Fighters.

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