The half-million dollar fundraising club has three members in the first quarter of 2023, as two Republican and one Democratic members of Congress reported new numbers to the Federal Election Commission.
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-01) took home top honors, bringing in $679,950.12 in the first three months of the year. He serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Committee on Ways and Means. Fitzpatrick has a war chest of $1.9 million as he looks toward reelection next year.
Rep. Glenn “G.T.” Thompson (R-15) had a strong fundraising quarter, garnering $571,807.10. The Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, he is also a senior member of the House Education & Labor Committee.
The lone Democrat in the elite trio is Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-08). A senior member of the powerful House Committee on Appropriations, he raised $538,829.39 in 2023’s first quarter and has $473,715.02 cash on hand.
Just missing the $500K plateau was Rep. Susan Wild (D-07), raising $466,059.24. A member of the U.S. House Committees on Foreign Affairs as well as Education and Labor, she has amassed $422,976.55 for an expected 2024 run.
Other numbers of interest from the FEC quarterly filings include Sen. Bob Casey Jr.’s prolific fundraising haul, bringing in $7.1 million in Q1. Pennsylvania’s senior senator is preparing for another reelection camapign with $3,237,732.29 cash on hand. His Keystone State partner – Sen. John Fetterman – brought in $1 million during the 13-week period.
A pair of members of Congress – Chrissy Houlahan (D-06) and Brendan Boyle (D-02) – both have amassed more than $2.5 million in preparation for anticipated reelection campaigns. Houlahan has nearly $3.1 million in hand, while Boyle has nearly $2.6 million.
A pair of failed Republican runs for Senate still have massive debts to repay. Mehmet Oz, who was unsuccessful against Fetterman in the general campaign, is showing $25.8 million in debts owed, while the man he defeated in the primary – Dave McCormick – owes $14.8 million as he contemplates a run against Casey for the same position in 2024.