Joe Sestak Raises More Than $3.2 Million in Final Quarter before Election
Ensures Campaign Will Have Resources Needed to Win in November
MEDIA, Pa. – U.S. Senate candidate Joe Sestak released fundraising totals today showing his campaign raised more than $3.2 million in the third quarter, which ran from July 1 through September 30. His campaign has now brought in well over $5 million since the end of May, when he had virtually no funding to start the general election.
Recent polls have shown the race tightening despite sustained negative advertising since the start of July by the Toomey campaign and its independent expenditure allies, including Karl Rove’s American Crossroads, Club for Growth, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Republican Jewish Coalition, Americans for Job Security, NFIB and the Emergency Committee for Israel. Between them, they have produced commercials that Factcheck.org found to be: “wrong” (8/13/10); “egregious” (8/30/10); and “badly misleading” (8/30/10). Other news organizations have said Toomey “exaggerates” (Politifact, 7/14/10) and have called the ads “questionable” (WTAE, 08/15/10) and “false” (WGAL-TV, 7/19/10)
“We are grateful for the generous support of so many who understand that Joe is the only one in the race who will fight for ordinary Pennsylvanians,” said campaign spokesman Jonathon Dworkin. “It is critical that voters understand the positions of these two candidates — while Joe wants to invest in small business and the middle class, Congressman Toomey believes that Wall Street is the answer to everything. These funds will ensure that we will be able to deliver our message and get out the vote on November 2.”