Q2: Fitzpatrick Breaks $500K

Fitzpatrick Head Shot 2012

Mike Fitzpatrick

Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks) is Democrats top target in Pennsylvania for 2014 and he knows it. More notably, he shows it.

He raised $501,895 from April to June and has $681,665 on hand, his campaign told PoliticsPA.

It’s a big boost from the $302K he raised in the first three months of the year.

For the sake of comparison, at this point in the 2006 cycle (when he eventually lost to Patrick Murphy), Fitzpatrick raised $328K and had $876K on hand.

One of his prospective opponents, former CIA officer Kevin Strouse, raised $254K this quarter. The impressive rookie haul was boosted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Fitzpatrick raised and spent more than $2.5 million on his successful re-election campaign in 2012.

If Fitzpatrick keeps his self-imposed term-limit pledge, this will be his last congressional campaign and he has just 6 more fundraising quarters. Ever.

Meanwhile in DC he’s focused primarily on bi-partisan, non-controversial issues. For example Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Chairwoman of the DNC, co-sponsored his Breast Cancer Recovery Improvement Act. And last week he introduced a bill with Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) to help low income individuals boost their credit scores.

July 10th, 2013 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 5 Comments

5 thoughts on “Q2: Fitzpatrick Breaks $500K”

  1. patriot says:

    Agree with you, Clutch. Congressman Fitzpatrick has a very diverse constituency which he is doing the very best to serve.

  2. Robert B. Sklaroff, M.D. says:

    PoliticsPA folk, albeit reporting information, characterize [without justification] the presumed-D opponent to Mike Fitzpatrick having acquired a “impressive rookie haul” that had been “boosted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee” without specifying the amount of the latter’s support.

    Also the wrong “Patrick Murphy” is pictured.

  3. Clutch says:

    Fitzpatrick was able to raise so much $$ because he is an excellent Congressman, one who is in touch with all segments of the people in the 8th District — students, women, businesses groups, the elderly, charity, faith based, and all others.

    He seeks to help people regardless of their station in life. That is why he has such a great reputation in the 8th district.

  4. better call saul says:

    @Rick Grant

    Criticized for being a career politician or criticized for being there a limited time. People like you make it impossible for anyone to accomplish anything in politics.

  5. Rick Grant says:

    The only reason this creeper has a term limit pledge is so he can get fully vested in the federal pension and then go back to lawyering.

    Seriously, what a jizz.

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