Evans joined the race in November and since that time has brought in over $330,000. His campaign also revealed they have $280,000 cash on hand.
“I’m extremely grateful to all those who’ve given to this campaign, and who have committed to being a part of this effort to build a better Philadelphia, block by block,” Evans said. “It’s time for the federal government to stop ignoring urban America and it’s unacceptable to allow permanent poverty in this county. We need to implement a new federal plan for our cities that includes all of our neighborhoods.”
The campaign’s press release also contained one seemingly innocuous phrase that was really a shot at a primary opponent.
“Evans will not be running for re-election in [his] house district,” Campaign Manager Michael Dineen wrote.
The 2nd district consists of parts of Northwest Philadelphia as well as Southwestern Montgomery County.