Kenyatta Raises $500K in Q2
This Philadelphia Democrat has filed his campaign’s second finance report since declaring his candidacy for U.S. Senate in mid-February.
State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-Philadelphia) raised just over $500,000 from the beginning of April to the end of June.
Kenyatta took to Twitter on Friday to tout his Q2 haul, while also adding that his campaign has over 16,000 donors and an average donation of $29.
I’m proud to announce our Q2 fundraising haul:
💰Over $502k raised
🙋Over 16 THOUSAND donors
🤩$29 avg donation
🌇Every corner of PA + all 50 states
Our message is clear: our grassroots campaign is gaining steam because PA believes that government should work for working people.
— Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (@malcolmkenyatta) July 16, 2021
Kenyatta’s Q2 haul is an improvement from his first quarter numbers. He raised close to $375,000 from when he declared his candidacy in mid-February to the end of March.
He has now raised just over $875,000 since entering the 2022 race.
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman currently holds a substantial fundraising advantage in the race.
Dr. Kevin Baumlin, the chief of emergency and urgent care services at Pennsylvania Hospital, announced that his campaign raised over $360,000 in the second quarter of 2021. He entered July with just over $125,000 cash on hand.
State Sen. Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia), who filed a statement of candidacy with the FEC in April and has launched an exploratory committee for U.S. Senate, raised just under $245,000 from the beginning of April to the end of June and entered July with $190,000 cash on hand.
The 2022 Democratic race to succeed outgoing Sen. Pat Toomey includes several other candidates as well.
In addition to Arkoosh, Baumlin, Fetterman, and Kenyatta, former Norristown Borough Council President John McGuigan is also in the race.
According to the FEC website, Brandaun Dean, Larry Johnson, Alexandria Khalil, Kyle Norton, and Alan Shank have also filed statements of candidacy for the Democratic primary.