The Altmire campaign released its strong numbers this morning, followed soon thereafter by Critz. The two Congressmen are battling for the Democratic nomination in the newly drawn 12th district.
Altmire’s money edge has been a consistent pattern in the race; he also outperformed Critz in the 4th quarter of 2011: $180K to $130K. He ended 2011 with $852K on hand to Critz’s $465K.
He’s been spending at a slower pace than Critz, keeping some of his hefty cash on hand in reserve as Critz has already gone all in on TV ads.
The Republican candidate is Allegheny County attorney and 2010 hopeful Keith Rothfus.
All federal candidates must submit campaign finance reports by April 12.