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Bartos Raises Nearly $1.2 Million in Q1

This GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate has announced his campaign’s first quarter haul.

Jeff Bartos, a Montgomery County real estate developer who was the GOP Lt. Governor nominee in 2018, announced on Monday that his campaign raised nearly $1.2 million in the first quarter of 2021. 

“I am truly humbled by the overwhelming support our campaign received across all corners of the Commonwealth,” Bartos said in a release. “What this first report shows is that our campaign will raise the resources necessary to hold whoever the Democrat candidate is in November accountable, and keep this seat in Republican control.” 

“Everyday Pennsylvanians are standing up to the career politicians who have left them behind, talked down to them, and pursued policies that crushed them and their families for generations,” Bartos continued. “That’s why I’m running for Senate, and I’m proud of this first step for our campaign, and look forward to continuing our momentum.”

Bartos formally began his fundraising for the statewide office on March 8, when he announced his entrance into the race.

It is unclear how much the Bartos campaign has spent during the first quarter. 

While Bartos is the first GOP Senate hopeful to announce his first quarter fundraising numbers, Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman announced that his Senate campaign raised $3.9 million from early January, when he started exploring a run for the office, to the end of March. 

The 2022 GOP race to succeed outgoing Sen. Pat Toomey is expected to be crowded in Pennsylvania. 

In addition to Bartos, Sean Gale, an attorney, and Everett Stern, a businessman and HSBC whistleblower, have formally announced their entrance into the Senate race.

A spokesperson for Kathy Barnette, a veteran and conservative commentator who was the GOP nominee for Pennsylvania’s 4th Congressional District in 2020, told PoliticsPA last week that she is weighing a run for the office. 

Other Republicans that are reportedly interested in seeking the GOP nomination according to Politico include, Reps. Mike Kelly (R-Butler) and Guy Reschenthaler (R-Allegheny), former Congressman Ryan Costello (R-Chester), former Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite, former gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango, former U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain, former U.S. Ambassador Carla Sands, business consultant Craig Snyder, and former congressional candidate Sean Parnell.

5 Responses

  1. Bartos wouldn’t win the Philly suburbs, but he could at least hold down the Dem margins there. I can’t imagine them jumping up and down for Fetterman, especially in a midterm year.

    As of right now, Bartos is the best Senate choice for the GOP next year. If he can get both a Toomey and a Trump endorsement, even better.

  2. I hear Wagner is working on a Trump endorsement for Bartos and that will clear the field for him. When the Trump machine falls in line for one of their own, that will open up national fundraising that will make Bartos competitive against whatever woke progressive the libs decide checks all their boxes.

  3. Lawrence and Vonne—are there no qualified R women in the entire Commonwealth to run for Senate? And if not, why are you still in your jobs?

  4. I will support you if you can get myself and my penpal, Bigo, out of the joint. You can auction off my horned helmet and my spear. That should fetch you a tidy sum.

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