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PA-7: Q4: Golderer Raises $255,000, Holds $230K COH

GoldererBill Golderer has unveiled his first fundraising numbers.

The pastor and Democratic candidate in PA-7 brought in $255,000 since he declared his candidacy back in mid-November.

The campaign also stated that they have $230,000 cash on hand, which suggests they haven’t spent much so far.

“I am humbled by the support that I received during the busiest time of the year,” said Golderer. “My campaign’s support affirms the sentiment that can be seen across the country: people are looking for a politics that inspires confidence and enables possibilities. Instead of dysfunction and obstruction, government can be effective and accountable with a new composition. People are investing in this campaign because they believe that it’s time to do something to positively influence our country’s future.”

Additionally, Golderer addressed Lindy Li’s departure from the race (Li is now running in PA-6 instead).

“I grew up here in the Seventh District,” added Golderer. “I know the hard-working families who live here aren’t afraid to do what it takes to build a bright future for themselves and their children, but it’s not fair to ask them to compete in a game that’s rigged for the well-connected and the political insiders. We need to change the system and we can, we just have to work together to get it done. That’s what we’re going to do in this campaign.”

2014 Democratic nominee Mary Ellen Balchunis is also running in this year’s primary. Incumbent GOP Congressman Pat Meehan is seeking his fourth term.

The 7th district includes most of Delaware County as well as parts of Chester, Montgomery, Berks and Lancaster Counties.

5 Responses

  1. Asking about where Bill Golderer lives misses the point — and it’s reflective of the status quo-style of politics that rejects newcomers poised to make change.

    The questions should be 1: Can he represent the seventh district well? 2: Can he create the kind of change that it needs? 3: Can he beat the Republican incumbent?

    The answers to all three are (in order): yes, yes and yes.

    Bill Golderer grew up in the Seventh and know its families well. He has a track record of creating institutions that truly serve the needs of their communities. And his recent fundraising (in just a few months) that he can bring the fight to a three-term incumbent.

  2. What a questionable fellow, from the rich main line, went to Yale, what a commoner, did his many Philadelphia political connections that got him discussed as an alternative to Sestak, till Fetterman got in, stump for the rich kid with the DCCC, sad.
    Maybe a mini Joel Osteen?

  3. Praise the lord and pass the collection plate!! I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise that Reverend Jones, I mean Bakker, I mean GOLD, knows how to ask people for $$$ but no matter how much cash he raises or praying he does will miraculously transform his address from the 6th to the 7th. He lives in the 6th. DCCC just cant find people who live in their districts to run. I guess they have faith that the residents of the 7th don’t care. Just don’t drink the punch at the fundraisers. Now let’s all join hands and sing “Kumbaya”

  4. “‘I grew up here in the Seventh District,’ added Golderer”

    Except… Golderer lives in the 6th district.

    It will be interesting to see where (and from whom) his donations have come.

    I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest: not much from within the 7th district.

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