Lackawanna County Commissioner Corey O’Brien raised more than $200,000 in 2009 for his race to win the Democratic nomination in Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District.
According to his most recent Federal Election Commission report, O’Brien raised $206,150 in 2009 and ended the year with $109,456 cash on hand.
No other candidates in the 11th District have filed their financial reports with the FEC. The deadline for filing 2009 fourth-quarter reports is Friday.
Justin Carroll, O’Brien’s campaign manager, said he is encouraged by the fundraising efforts to date.
“Corey’s opponent will soon announce that he has over $2 million for his campaign – the majority of which came from Wall Street,” Carroll said. “But we are going to counter those special interests with contributions from people and groups who are sick of the tone in Washington and want to replace old-style politics with new-style leadership. These fundraising efforts will be crucial in returning this congressional seat to its rightful owners – the people.”
Carroll said he expects O’Brien to be outspent by 13-term incumbent Democrat Paul Kanjorski in the May primary race.