John Fetterman’s Senate campaign may be the first, however, to actually reveal their numbers before the deadline hits.
“Most campaigns would never share their actual fundraising numbers ahead of this deadline,” the candidate’s wife Gisele wrote in an email. “But this isn’t most campaigns.”
She revealed that even though the campaign has only been up and running for two weeks, they’ve brought in $122,642 from 1,346 donors.
It’s an intelligent strategy because Sestak has had the whole three months to raise cash and while McGinty has only had two months, she needs to pop a big number to show she’s competitive. So, Fetterman’s campaign gets out ahead of the story and prevents unattractive numerical comparisons and also makes the case to the public that their team has the momentum.
The three Democrats are fighting for the chance to take on incumbent Senator Pat Toomey next year.