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Fundraising Watch: 17th Congressional District

By Ben Hulac, Contributing Writer

U.S. Congressman Tim Holden, the incumbent representing Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional district, recently released his financial figures in a Federation Election Commission report, including contributions he received during the fourth quarter of 2011.

According to the report, Holden received $99,885.68 in donations during the final quarter of the year, bringing the total of overall contributions his campaign has received this election cycle to $480,190.73. Looking forward, Holden has $337,274.14 in hand as of the close of the reporting period.

Rep. Holden’s challenger, Matt Cartwright, a lawyer from North Eastern Pa., only entered the congressional race on Jan. 24., 2011. Because Cartwright did not declare his candidacy in 2011 (perhaps an intentional choice by Cartwright), he does not have to report any financial figures to the FEC.

3 Responses

  1. To clarify, in practicality, the district is only about D+4. And the part of the district that was the 11th CD just elected Lou Barletta, a Republican. These aren’t exactly liberal Dems.

  2. Two points:
    1) “he does not have to report any financial figures to the FEC.” …. until the April deadline

    2) Cartwright had to wait for the congressional redistricting. Hardly any of the old 17th remains, and this is now a solidly Democratic district. Certainly a factor for any decision.
    New breakdown for 17th is:
    DEM 55.32% GOP 32.87% IND: 10.87%

  • Who are you voting for in the PA Supreme Court race?

    • Dan McCaffery (61%)
    • Carolyn Carluccio (37%)
    • Still undecided (2%)

    Total Voters: 344

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