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Boockvar Raises $330K in Q1

She’s serious. Kathryn Boockvar, who will face Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks) in the fall, is reporting an impressive fundraising quarter: $330,000.

The Bucks County attorney raised $331,645 from 1,521 donors and maintains $250,430 cash on hand, her campaign said Wednesday.

“The people of the Eighth district have a clear choice this year, and this incredible showing of support demonstrates their strong will to elect a Representative who will stand up for middle class families, women, and seniors, as I have throughout my career,” Boockvar said.

Fitzpatrick is the top target for Democrats seeking to take back Pa. congressional seats; his district in suburban Philadelphia will see boosted turnout because of the presidential election.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is heavily involved in the effort and Boockvar has a direct line to some of the big money groups from Pa. to DC. Indeed, in December, PoliticsPA rated him the most vulnerable of any Republican incumbent in PA. Boockvar is the top Democratic challenger in the state, and this haul will help her open doors for further fundraising.

However, Fitzpatrick will be tough to beat. He ended 2011 with nearly $700,000 on hand, and redistricting made his district slightly more conservative. He has term-limited himself and wouldn’t seek re-election in 2016.

He has yet to announce his Q1 figures.

5 Responses

  1. not impressed by the number. i’ll withhold judgement on the candidate a while longer. Schwartz and her brilliant friends at the DCCC got the idea in their heads that putting up a a female candidate would automatically make it a competitive race. not the case. I bet Boockvar hasn’t cracked 33% name ID in internal polls by either campaign. call time, shoe leather, and compelling message needed. still early.

  2. We got rid of Patrick Murphy because he voted with Nancy Pelosi too often. Kathy Boockvar is Nancy Pelosi. She is a left wing nut job. Keep the moderate Fitzpatrick!!! He represents Bucks county best.

  3. Boockvar is a radical leftist and will lose the moderate centrist district that she will not be able to identify with. Her veiws are way out there and her associations will get her no help. She loses by 10 points.

  4. He has term limited himself. Sure. How many Congressmen got swept in during the Republican wave of ’94 and ‘term-limited’ themselves and are somehow still serving.

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