Senator Bob Casey raised $2.2 million in the second quarter of 2018, matching the same amount he raised in the first quarter of the year. Based on his report last quarter, his campaign spent $2.3 million in the 2nd quarter, leaving him with $9.8 million cash on hand. The campaign raised $300,000 before the May primary during this quarter and an additional $1.9 million raised for the rest of the quarter.
His campaign boasted that he received donations from 19,000 donors from each of the 67 counties with 90% of the donations contributing $100 or less. The campaign believes it is in a “dominant position” heading into the 3rd quarter and credits the grassroots donations for leading the charge.
“The outpouring of grassroots support will ensure that Senator Casey has the resources necessary to get his message out, build a strong statewide campaign infrastructure, and make sure Pennsylvania’s workers, seniors, and middle class families know the truth about Congressman Barletta’s radical agenda,” said Campaign Manager M.E. Smith.
Casey’s opponent, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, has not yet announced his fundraising haul. His campaign said it is still finalizing the numbers for this quarter. Barletta’s Senate campaign raised $1.26 million in the 1st quarter of 2018.