“I am humbled by the outpouring of support from conservatives across the 11th District. However, what is even more exciting is what this number means about our message,” Lewis said in a release announcing the totals.
Lewis’ announcement of the fundraising totals puts him quickly approaching the levels of the two other declared candidates. State Representative Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) announced he raised $110,000 in early October with his first donations coming in August, while former Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser reported $275,000 cash on hand at the end of the third fundraising quarter. Meuser’s numbers came from a $260,000 donation from himself and $26,000 raised.
In his announcement, Lewis pushed his message that he is an outsider looking to fix Washington.
“Pennsylvania is tired of establishment politicians who are more concerned with furthering their careers than bettering the futures of Pennsylvanians.”
Former Trump delegate to RNC Andrew Shecktor is also running for the seat, and former federal prosecutor Joe Peters is considering a run for the seat.