PA10: DePasquale Bests Perry in Q2 Fundraising Haul
Democrat Eugene DePasquale outraised Rep. Scott Perry (R-York) in the most recent FEC quarterly report.
DePasquale, the state’s Auditor General, raised $650,000 from the beginning of April to the end of June, while spending just over $320,000 during this time period. His second quarter haul is a $300,000 improvement for the first quarter of 2020, and is the first time since entering the race for the 10th Congressional District that he outraised the incumbent York County Republican.
DePasquale’s campaign has now raised $1.66 million in the election cycle-to-date and entered July with $985,000 cash on hand.
Perry’s campaign raised just under $470,000 from the beginning of April to the end of June, while spending just over $290,000 during this time period. His second quarter haul is a $20,000 improvement from the previous quarter.
The four term incumbent has now raised $1.89 million in the election cycle-to-date and entered July with just over $990,000 cash on hand, although after taking into consideration the debt from the campaign, the total is just over $900,000.
Perry’s 2018 bid for Congress was much different from his previous three contests. The redrawing of the state’s Congressional boundaries made Perry’s district much more competitive. President Donald Trump carried Perry’s previous district by over 20 points, but with the new boundaries, he only won by 10 points. Perry’s closest election under the old map was a 25 point victory in his first race in 2012. He just narrowly defeated Democrat George Scott by 2.5 points this past November.
DePasquale, who bested Tom Brier in the Democratic primary, was perceived as the favorite for his party’s nomination since entering the race. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee even selected DePasquale in their first round of challengers for their “red to blue” program back in January.
The Cook Political Report currently has the seat held by Perry listed as “Toss Up” for 2020, citing the district as an “unfriendly map” for the Freedom Caucus member incumbent and adding that the Democrats “landed their dream candidate” in DePasquale.