State Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Phila) raised $252,000 in the second quarter. He’s running in the crowded Democratic primary to replace Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Montco).
His campaign said he retains almost the entire sum in cash on hand.
“I am seeking to be a voice of working people who are so often overlooked when policies are decided in Washington,” said Boyle. “I’m proud of the campaign we are running, supported by an enormous number of people who want someone to fight for their interests.”
Boyle has a strong base of support among Philadelphia’s labor community, as well as party chairman and Congressman Bob Brady.
“Raising over a quarter million is very impressive,” said Pat Gillespie, head of the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades. “The fact that Boyle has such a broad base of donors is also a hugely positive sign for future fundraising as well.”
His campaign boasted having more than 500 individual donors.
Boyle’s haul places him third among the four Democrats running.
State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montco) brought in $354K, physician and activist Valerie Arkoosh raised $285K, and former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies raised $185K.