Fundraising Watch: 17th Congressional District
U.S. Congressman Tim Holden, the incumbent representing Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional district, recently released his financial figures in a Federation Election Commission report, including contributions he received during the fourth quarter of 2011.
According to the report, Holden received $99,885.68 in donations during the final quarter of the year, bringing the total of overall contributions his campaign has received this election cycle to $480,190.73. Looking forward, Holden has $337,274.14 in hand as of the close of the reporting period.
Rep. Holden’s challenger, Matt Cartwright, a lawyer from North Eastern Pa., only entered the congressional race on Jan. 24., 2011. Because Cartwright did not declare his candidacy in 2011 (perhaps an intentional choice by Cartwright), he does not have to report any financial figures to the FEC.