A Philadelphia doctor seeking the Democratic Party nomination for U.S. Senate has announced his campaign’s first fundraising haul since entering the race.
Dr. Kevin Baumlin, the chief of emergency and urgent care services at Pennsylvania Hospital, announced that his campaign raised over $360,000 in the second quarter of 2021.
Baumlin thanked supporters in a tweet announcing the 2nd quarter haul.
“Our campaign brought in more than $360,000 this quarter. A big thanks to all our supporters who helped us get this far! It’s because of your support that we are able to launch a 67-county tour w/ “Ambulance Ann” this week. Come say hello!,” Baumlin wrote on Twitter.
Our campaign brought in more than $360,000 this quarter. A big thanks to all our supporters who helped us get this far!
It’s because of your support that we are able to launch a 67-county tour w/ “Ambulance Ann” this week. Come say hello!
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— Kevin M. Baumlin, M.D (@DrBaumlinforPA) July 1, 2021
Baumlin formally began his fundraising for the statewide office in early April, when he announced his entrance into the race.
The press release from Baumlin’s campaign announcing the $360,000 haul did not specify how much was spent during the 2nd quarter and how much cash on hand he had entering July.
Baumlin also announced the launch of his campaign’s statewide “kitchen table tour” along with the totals of his 2nd quarter fundraising.
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has taken an early lead in the fundraising race for Democrats.
State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-Philadelphia) raised the second most of any Democrat in the 1st quarter by raising just under $375,000 and entering April with over $215,000 cash on hand. He has also not announced his campaign’s second quarter fundraising numbers yet.
Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh announced on Wednesday morning that her campaign raised over $1 million in her first fundraising haul, while entering July with about $625,000 cash on hand.
The 2022 Democratic race to succeed outgoing Sen. Pat Toomey includes several other candidates as well.
In addition to Arkoosh, Baumlin, Fetterman, and Kenyatta, former Norristown Borough Council President John McGuigan also is in the race, while state Sen. Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission for U.S. Senate and formally announced his exploratory committee in April.
According to the FEC website, Brandaun Dean, Larry Johnson, Alexandria Khalil, Kyle Norton, and Alan Shank have also filed statements of candidacy for the Democratic primary.