Michelle Steel

Rep. Michelle Steel raises $750k in 2021 3rd quarter

In the third quarter of 2021, Congresswoman Michelle Steel remains one of the top House Republican freshmen fundraisers. Steel raised $751,000 in the quarter, and currently has $1.3 million cash-on-hand. Rep Steel’s totals put her in the top tier of all House incumbents and targeted members up for election in 2022.

Rep. Steel’s total is particularly impressive, especially when compared to her likely Democratic opponent, Harley Rouda, who lost to Steel in 2020. Rouda only raised $376,000 in the quarter, and is currently sitting on $604,000 cash-on-hand. Rouda’s poor fundraising numbers come after he has come under scrutiny recently for using the oil spill disaster in Orange County to fundraise for his reelection and for reporting earning potentially $1 million from his oil investments.

“Congresswoman Steel’s dominant fundraising quarter is further proof of her broad base of grassroots support and that voters understand she is working for them. She has spent her first term fighting tax increases, wasteful spending, and out-of-touch governance in Washington DC,” said Sam Oh, general consultant to the Michelle Steel campaign. “Unlike her predecessor, Rep. Steel has delivered on her promises, and the campaign is prepared to run and win on results and accomplishments.”

This article was released by Michelle Steel for Congress.


  1. No one is that stupid to not think that Michelle Steel’s donors consist of big oil to whom she hold right to her dried out bosum. This lady is highly unpopular and will not hold town hall meetings or answer questions from the community. She can have a zillion dollars in the bank but at the end of day all that matters to most politicians except Steel is how many votes they get at the end of the election.

    1. Larry,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze, and for taking the time to comment on this article.

      I am confused by your comments, although your dislike for Rep. Steel shines through.

      A news release announcing successful fundraising is business as usual at the end of a reporting period. All politicians use it to boost themselves.

      Your last statement especially is confusing. Are you saying that Rep. Steel doesn’t care how voting turns out in an election? That she doesn’t care whether she earns enough votes to be re-elected if she has lots of money in her campaign chest? What is she going to do with the campaign donations if the funds are not paid out to garner a successful election outcome for her?

      Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

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