October 7th, 2021
Eli Crane, former Navy SEAL, small-business owner, and Republican candidate for Congress in Arizona, opened his campaign by raising more than $400,000 in the third quarter of 2021. Crane received donations from 5,600 contributors, with an average donation of $47. 97% of donations were $100 or less.
Crane shared his gratitude for the support he has received so far:
“Since launching my campaign in late July, the outpouring of excitement has been phenomenal.” Said Crane. “Arizonans have been failed by the Biden Administration at the border, in Afghanistan, and on the economy. We have seen America’s standing in the world collapse. Every day, I hear from Arizonans who value freedom and want leaders who have the integrity and courage to stand up to tyranny from a corrupt and abusive government. I look forward to continuing this fight.”
Crane campaign manager Pat Aquilina reinforced Crane’s optimism, saying:
“Radical liberal Democrats will work to tear him down, but Eli’s massive fundraising haul proves he is a force as an America First candidate. Eli will be a fearless fighter for the conservative movement as he works to take back the House for the Republican Party and fire Pelosi in November 2022.”
More about Eli:
Eli Crane is a combat veteran, small-business owner, husband, father, and native Arizonan. The week after 9/11, Eli joined the Navy. He went on five wartime deployments, three to Iraq with SEAL Team 3, and served our country for 13 years. Today, Eli and his wife Jen own a small business in Tucson. Together they started Bottle Breacher, a successful company featured on Shark Tank, where they landed a deal with Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary. Bottle Breacher makes its products in the USA while employing and giving back to veterans nationwide. But Eli’s most important mission to date has been raising his two daughters, Makenzie and Kennedy. He is proud to be raising his family in Arizona and is ready to fight for their future. As someone who has put his life on the line to protect and defend this country and our Constitution, Eli understands that the greatest threat to our freedoms is no longer external – it’s right here at home. Eli is an America First candidate who is pro-life, pro-second amendment, and has the courage to take a stand against cancel culture and the radical left.