State Sen. Daylin Leach raised more than a third of a million dollars in his first quarter as a candidate in the race to succeed Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Montco).
Leach brought in $354,491 in April, May and June according to his campaign, which did not announce his cash on hand.
“These numbers are astounding and incredibly validating,” continued Leach. “This shows that people are looking for a proven record of bold, creative leadership and a willingness to take on unpopular fights in Washington. I am proud that I can be this standard bearer. Such a diverse groundswell of support is extremely encouraging going forward into the next quarter.”
He boasted that the total includes contributions from 942 unique donors, over 60% of whom gave less than $200.
Leach faces three primary opponents so far. Physician and activist Valerie Arkoosh raised $285K in the second quarter, bringing her total raised to $503K.
Former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies raised 185K since she announced her candidacy in late May.
State Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Phila) has not yet announced his fundraising numbers.