Former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky rode her rolodex of contacts to a $185,000 finish in her first fundraising quarter. She has $160,000 on hand.
She is one of four Democrats hoping to succeed Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Montco), who is running for Governor.
“I am so proud that the people who supported my first race for Congress, and those I worked closely with when I was in office, today stand with me once again in my bid to return to Washington,” Margolies said.
Margolies declared her candidacy on May 30, two months into the three-month quarter.
Her campaign named several high-profile donors from Washington, DC and the Clinton administration allies: former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, former Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala, former Director of OMB Alice Rivlin, former White House Chief of Staff Mack McLarty, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, and Clinton advisors Lanny Davis, Vernon Jordan, and Harold Ickes.
Margolies cast the deciding vote for President Clinton’s budget in 1993, and her son is married to Chelsea Clinton.
Her campaign also named PA donors, including Senator Harris Wofford, Montgomery County Democratic Chairman Marcel Groen and Vice Chair Joanne Olszewski, and State Representative Dwight Evans.
The other two Democrats in the race, state Rep. Brendan Boyle and state Sen. Daylin Leach, have not yet announced their fundraising results.