Q2: Shuster Keeps His Foot on the Gas
If you thought $495,000 in a fundraising quarter was the high water mark for Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Blair), you ain’t seen nothing yet.
The 7-term Congressman raised $646,785 in April, May and June, his campaign tells PoliticsPA. He has $916,180 on hand.
Shuster this year took the gavel of the powerful Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; leadership positions often correlate with bigger and better fundraising opportunities.
But he also has an opponent. Art Halvorson is a businessman and Coast Guard veteran who has hinted at being able to self-fund his conservative primary challenge to Shuster.
The district comprises parts of several southwestern Pa. counties and leans strongly Republican.