The third fundraising quarter spanned July 1st to September 30th, 2016.
Once again, Fitzpatrick outraised Santarsiero.
The Republican brought in $746,658 against the Democrat’s $649,814 haul. Fitzpatrick also outspent Santarsiero $903,704 to $813,518.
Nonetheless, Fitzpatrick holds a sizable cash on hand advantage $533,394 to $227,728.
A few notes before we dive in further. The Pennsylvania Democratic Party gave $5,500 in refunds to the Santarsiero camp and they paid $5,800 of their $10,000 debt to Rittenhouse Political Partners. Also, the Fitzpatrick team has about $6,061 in debts.
Fitzpatrick received a significant amount of cash, $258,110, from PACs over the past three months.
Among those groups were:
PricewaterhouseCoopers Political Action Committee $5,000; NECAPAC $3,500; NEMPAC $4,000; Truck PAC $1,000; American Medical Association PAC $5,000; Asplundh Tree Expert Company PAC $5,000; Express Scripts PAC $2,500; NADAPAC $5,000; Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers PAC $2,500; Suntrust PAC Corporate Federal PAC $2,000; Independence Blue Cross PAC $1,000; Sheet Metal & Air-Conditioning Contractors PAC $4,000; Asian American Hotel Owners Association PAC $3,000; National Association of Realtors Political Action Committee $5,000; Koch Industries, Inc. PAC $5,000; Aetna Inc. Political Action Committee $5,000; BUILD PAC $5,000; Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America Inc PAC $5,000; KPMG Partners/Principals & Employees PAC $5,000; Republican Jewish Coalition-Political Action Committee $2,500 and Rothman Institute PAC $5,000.
The NRCC also contributed $5,000 to their candidate.
A plethora of Congressmen and Congresswomen also pitched in for the younger brother of retiring incumbent Mike Fitzpatrick such as: Bill Flores $1,000; Bradley Byrne $1,000; Kevin Cramer $500; Tom Emmer $1,000; Jason Smith $1,500; Luke Messer $1,000; Steve Scalise $2,000; Doug Lamalfa $1,000; Lynn Westmoreland $1,000; Austin Scott $500; Brett Guthrie $1,000; Reid Ribble $1,000; Trey Gowdy $1,000; Sean Duffy $1,000; Kevin McCarthy $2,000; Richard Hudson $1,000; Tom Marino $500, Buddy Carter $1,000; Keith Rothfus $1,000; Chuck Fleischmann $1,000; Mike Fitzpatrick $2,000 and Pat Meehan $1,500.
The Democratic nominee secured $135,700 in contributions from PACs this quarter.
Among the most significant donors were:
Americans for Responsible Solutions $2,500; APWU COPA $5,000; BRIDGE PAC $5,000; End Citizens United PAC $5,000; Independence Blue Cross PAC $1,000; Ironworkers Political Action League Multi Candidate Committee $5,000; League of Conservation Voters Action Fund $2,000; Local 13000 Communications Workers of America $5,000; NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC $2,500; PAC to the Future $5,000; PASNAP PAC $4,000; Planned Parenthood Action Fund Inc PAC $4,000; Teamsters Union Local 115 Political Action Fund $2,500; Committee for a Livable Future $5,000; United Food and Commercial Workers 1776 PAC $5,000;
Santarsiero also received a helping hand from several Democratic members of Congress including: Anna Eshoo $1,000; Barbara Lee $1,000; Mike Capuano $1,000; Lloyd Doggett $1,000; Eliot Engel $1,000; Jim Clyburn $2,000; Dennis Heck $1,000; Hakeem Jeffries $1,000; Sander Levin $1,000; Zoe Lofgren $1,000; Mark Takano $1,000; Jerrold Nadler $1,000; Nancy Pelosi $2,000; Paul Tonko $1,000; Pete Aguilar $1,000; Richard Neal $1,000; Ted Deutch $2,000 and Val Demings $1,000.
Most of the money spent by campaigns usually goes to staff and routine bills for office supplies. We like to take a look, however, at the where the rest of the cash goes.
The GOP candidate turned to several different consulting firms like The Theodore Company ($34,762.67), Campaign Financial Services ($14,354.85), LN Consulting LLC ($12,545.45) and Samsar Consulting LLC ($7,910).
$9,842.52 went to FLS Connect LLC for Tele-Town Hall Services.
Meanwhile, Santarsiero spent most of his cash, $632,075, on TV advertising done by AL Media.
A chunk also went to various types of consulting. Digital consultants 4Degress Inc and Blue State Digital got $11,064.20 and $1,050 respectively. $3,750 was spent on compliance consultants Blue Wave Political Partners. $10,041.99 went towards fundraising consulting from Molly Allen Associates and an additional $5,800 to Rittenhouse Political Partners.
Finally, $3,000 went to The Pivot Group for printing expenses.