Former Combat Aviator Tom Royals Achieves Strongest Off-Year Fundraising Quarter of Any GOP Candidate for MD-06 in 20 Years

Royals Raises More Than 160,000 in Third Quarter, Most for a MD-06 Republican in Non-Election Year Since 2003

Germantown, MD – Former Naval Flight Officer and combat aviator Tom Royals, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District, announced the strongest fundraising performance in an off-year quarter for any GOP candidate for the seat in 20 years — despite only being in the race for just over two months. Royals raised $160,383 and ended the quarter with more than $100,000 cash-on-hand.

“I am honored and humbled by the outpouring of support for our campaign to send a fighter to Congress to uphold the rights of parents, restore common sense in Washington, and achieve a safer, more prosperous future for every Maryland family,” Royals said. “Cathleen and I want to thank all of our supporters, friends, and family who have come together to prove we have the strong base of support we need to win this race. I’m ready to take the values that guided me flying combat missions over Iraq and Afghanistan to Washington to fight for commonsense conservative results.”

“Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District is being targeted by liberals in Washington who are prepared to spend millions of dollars on false negative attacks to elect another rubber stamp for their disastrous inflation-fueling, soft-on-crime, open-borders and weakness-abroad agenda,” said Royals’ Campaign Manager Brendan Duffy. “We cannot afford to nominate a candidate without the base of support and message required to win. That is why Maryland families are increasingly rallying around former combat aviator Tom Royals. He is the only Republican candidate who has established a proven ability to raise the resources and inspire the base of grassroots support required to win.”

Key Takeaways on Royals’ Third Quarter Fundraising:

  • Royals’ fundraising performance, after just over two months in the race, outpaced odd-year fundraising quarters for all previous GOP candidates in Maryland’s Sixth District since the fourth quarter of 2003, when Republicans held the seat.
  • Royals’ third quarter total outperforms every primary election quarter (even and odd years) for the previous GOP nominee for MD-06 — across both the 2020 and 2022 election cycles. Royals also raised nearly 3.5 times the total raised by the previous GOP nominee his first quarter officially in the race last cycle.
  • Most of Royals’ base of support came from in-state, with more than 50 percent of his third quarter campaign contributions coming from Marylanders. 
  • Royals ended the third quarter with more than $100,000 cash-on-hand.

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