The Bucks County attorney raised $331,645 from 1,521 donors and maintains $250,430 cash on hand, her campaign said Wednesday.
“The people of the Eighth district have a clear choice this year, and this incredible showing of support demonstrates their strong will to elect a Representative who will stand up for middle class families, women, and seniors, as I have throughout my career,” Boockvar said.
Fitzpatrick is the top target for Democrats seeking to take back Pa. congressional seats; his district in suburban Philadelphia will see boosted turnout because of the presidential election.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is heavily involved in the effort and Boockvar has a direct line to some of the big money groups from Pa. to DC. Indeed, in December, PoliticsPA rated him the most vulnerable of any Republican incumbent in PA. Boockvar is the top Democratic challenger in the state, and this haul will help her open doors for further fundraising.
However, Fitzpatrick will be tough to beat. He ended 2011 with nearly $700,000 on hand, and redistricting made his district slightly more conservative. He has term-limited himself and wouldn’t seek re-election in 2016.
He has yet to announce his Q1 figures.