According to the most recent campaign finance reports, Democratic candidate for Congress, Manan Trivedi trails Republican challenger, Ryan Costello, in amount of money raised and total cash on hand (COH).
Trivedi, in his third bid for the PA-6 seat, has $291,758 COH, but is still trailing first-time candidate Costello’s COH total of $725,055.
Trivedi brought in a total of $353,325 in net contributions in the third quarter. Of that total, $264,483 came from individual donors while $95,891 was received from Political Action Committees (PACs). Trivedi has raised more than last quarter, but collected less in individual contributions.
Top contributors to the Trivedi campaign include: the American Association for Justice, the Academy of Family Physicians, Amalgamated Transit Union, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the Democrat Republican Independent Voter Education (D.R.I.V.E) the Bridge PAC, the American Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, who each donated $5,000 to the campaign.
Meanwhile, Ryan Costello raised $510,866 in the third quarter. PACs donated over half of that total, $279,136, while individuals contributed an additional $236,636. The GOP nominee raised $110,866 less this quarter as PAC and individual contributions both decreased.
Top contributors included: the NEA Fund for Children & Public Education, The Boeing Company, the Select Medical Corporation PAC, the Republican Mainstreet Partnership PAC, Prosperity Action Inc., the National Emergency Medical PAC, and the House Conservatives Fund each donating $5,000 this quarter.
Trivedi’s spending reached a total of $410,517, which was markedly higher than the $59,293 that was spent in the last quarter. Much of that cash went to salaries and consulting work. For instance, $28,110 went to Lake Research Partners and $16,000 to MGB Development for consulting. They also spent $12,000 on direct mail from the Mammen Group, Inc.
The Costello campaign spent $601,792, roughly $400,000 less than last quarter’s $103,831. The majority of his expenses came from consultant work. $53,362 went to The Theodore Company for fundraising strategy. $20,378 went to Mercury for general advice, as well as $14,299 to The Tarrance Group for research.
The October 15th quarterly report covers the period from July 1st through September 30th.