Altmire Leads Cash Race

By Keegan Gibson, Managing Editor

With 4th quarter numbers in, Congressman Jason Altmire begins 2012 with a $386,796 advantage over fellow Rep. Mark Critz in their forthcoming Democratic primary battle.

Altmire’s campaign announced Tuesday afternoon that it had raised $1.14 million in 2011 and had $852,292 cash on hand. He raised $180,745 in the fourth quarter, a net gain of $115,000 from Altmire’s third quarter total.

Meanwhile, Rep. Mark Critz’s campaign rolled out a 4th quarter haul of $130,635, a net gain of $23,000 from its third quarter total. He has $465,496 on hand. However, his campaign noted that since January first, it had received over $200,000 in cash and commitments.

The two colleagues were redistricted into a primary battle by the newly-drawn congressional map. 66 percent of the new 12th district currently has Altmire as its representative (compared to 28 percent for Critz). And an internal poll from his campaign showed him leading 50 percent to 34 in the primary.

But Critz has done well with labor unions across the district, including the influential United Steelworkers.

January 31st, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Redistricting Watch, Top Stories | 1 Comment

One thought on “Altmire Leads Cash Race”

  1. west Penn blue says:

    Altmire has the cash,has the majority of party backing, and has most of district still his witj the nrw lines, but had one major hurdle no trubacking in the gras roots he is in for a battle of the decade with Critz one good thing is Critz has some bad street workers on his campaign just recently sent out to
    beaver county, petition meet and greet at 2 horrible places one to,, expensive, and other at a hotel that is so far out in thedistrict he will be luck
    y to Get 25
    .people to, word has it a new staffer set up a walk
    for Altmir

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