Fundraising Watch: 7th Congressional District

By: Michael Begg, contributing writer

Pat Meehan’s campaign had another successful fundraising quarter to close out 2011. The Congressman announced that his campaign had raised more than $1.3 million for the year. In the 4Q alone Meehan’s campaign raised more than $312,000. These new funds leave Meehan with around $1 million in cash on hand entering 2012.

Meehan showed his gratitude in a statement saying “I am so grateful for such a strong show of support for my agenda to create jobs, rein in reckless spending and strengthen Pennsylvania.”

“Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we can enter the 2012 election year confident that we’ll be able to effectively communicate our message to the voters of the 7th Congressional District.”

“I’m sincerely thankful to all of my supporters for their steadfast friendship and support.”

Meehan’s fundraising has again ranked him as one of the top Freshman Republican fundraisers in the House. No Democrats have announced their intent to run against Meehan in the upcoming election, but the seat may again be an important one.

In the 2010 elections, Pa.’s 7th Congressional district was considered one of the most important congressional races in the country. The election was originally expected to be close, but Meehan won the district by 11-points over Democrat Bryan Lentz.

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