Q4: Congressional Breakdown
With all FEC reports now in, we take a look at the results for every congressional district.
The fourth quarter runs from October 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.
Below we’ve included the top-line numbers for every district in the commonwealth, which includes the amounts raised, spent, and current cash on hand. Also, each incumbent is identified in italics along with their PVI and the year they were first sworn into Congress.
Rep. Bob Brady-D+28-1998
The influential Philly Congressman has plenty of cash to spread around to his fellow Democrats.
Rep. Chaka Fattah-D+38-1995
Given these numbers, perhaps Fattah should be focused on his own legal defense instead of re-election.
The Lower Merion Township Commissioner is doing his best, but congressional fundraising is a cruel marathon.
Muroff continues to do well, but this might just be too tall a mountain to climb.
Sims has proved he can raise money, but winning this contest will be a much tougher test.
Rep. Mike Kelly-R+8-2011
Given Rep. Kelly’s district and his consistent fundraising, he shouldn’t have any problems on his road to re-election.
Rep. Scott Perry-R+9-2013
Rep. Perry is another incumbent with little to worry about.
Rep. Glenn Thompson-R+8-2009
Rep. Thompson is raising enough to keep any possible challengers at bay.
Kerith Strano Taylor
Taylor wants to be a serious challenger, but she’ll need a lot more cash for that to happen.
Rep. Ryan Costello-R+2-2015
This was the freshman Congressman’s smallest haul of 2015 but his cash on hand total shows he’s still in the driver’s seat.
The 25 year-old, who was originally running in the PA-7 race, has a good COH number.
Those totals aren’t going to cut it in a competitive race.
Note: You can check out our in-depth comparison here.
Rep. Pat Meehan-R+2-2011
Democrats desperately want this to be a competitive district like PA-6 and PA-8. As long as Meehan keeps raking in the cash at this rate, though, their odds of success look dim.
Mary Ellen Balchunis
Balchunis really does seem to have a lot of fans among the local party faithful. Which makes it so hard to understand why her fundraising totals are so consistently poor.
Great numbers for Golderer, especially considering he only got into the race last November.
Note: We also took an in-depth look at this race as well.
Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick-R+1-2011
Last quarter we asked who would get the $1 million-plus the retiring Congressman has in his warchest. That answer now seems obvious.
Naughton has been running for this seat since 2013 and this was her best fundraising quarter yet.
The State Rep. trails Naughton in the money race but he’s close enough that, with his party support, this remains a tight race. You can check out our full fundraising breakdown of the Democratic primary here.
Note: Brian Fitzpatrick jumped into the race after the deadline passed. Scott Petri dropped out afterward. The reports for Republican candidates Dean Malik and Andrew Warren weren’t posted at the time of publication.
Rep. Bill Shuster-R+14-2001
With this amount of cash, the Congressman should be able to hold off a challenge from his right, although nothing is ever guaranteed.
Halvorson will have to pick up his game if he wants to unseat Rep. Shuster in the GOP primary.
Rep. Tom Marino-R+12-2011
Once again, these aren’t incredible numbers but with his district he doesn’t need incredible numbers.
Rep. Lou Barletta-R+6-2011
Much like Rep. Marino, Congressman Barletta isn’t blowing anyone away with his totals but it is very difficult to imagine anyone posing a serious threat to him.
Marsicano hasn’t raised any money so far besides $116,000 loans from himself.
Rep. Keith Rothfus-R+9-2013
With that much cash on hand, Rep. Rothfus should be able to hold off his Democratic challengers.
A good haul for a Democrat in a GOP area.
If the 2014 nominee wants to be the 2016 nominee, she’ll need to narrow the gap with Larchuk.
Rep. Brendan Boyle-D+13-2015
Boyle may be a freshman but his district and war-chest virtually ensure he’ll be around for years to come.
Rep. Michael Doyle-D+15-1995
An OK report helped out by incumbency and a favorable PVI rating.
Rep. Charlie Dent-R+2-2005
Dent has become quite the outspoken moderate, but with that much cash on hand no primary challenger would have a chance.
Rep. Joe Pitts-R+4-1997
Congressman Pitts announced in November that he’ll be retiring at the end of his term and won’t run for re-election this year.
Hartman is improving but she’ll need to do better to win the Democratic nomination.
The State Senator jumped into the race after Rep. Pitts revealed he is retiring and so far he’s off to a good start.
Note: Gary Wegman stated that he would run in the Democratic primary but no FEC paperwork has been filed as of publication.
Rep. Matt Cartwright-D+4-2013
Rep. Cartwright won’t make any headlines with a fundraising performance like this, but he will maintain his seat.
Rep. Tim Murphy-R+10-2003
Solid numbers from someone facing no real danger.