PA17: Lamb Raises $200K In Q1
He raised funds for two expensive Congressional races last year. Now he’s submitted his first campaign finance report for his first full term in office.
Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Allegheny) raised just over $200,000 from the beginning of 2019 to the end of March, while spending over $120,000 during the first three months of the year.
Just over $70,000 of the funds raised in the 1st quarter of the year came from various fundraising committees, including a contribution from AMERIPAC: The Fund For a Greater America, founded and run by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.
The Allegheny County Democrat entered April with $320,000 cash on hand.
According to Open Secrets, Lamb raised the second most funds of any Congressional candidate in the state from 2017-2018, only trailing Democrat Scott Wallace who largely self funded his unsuccessful bid in the 1st District. He raised over $9M over the course of both races in 2018.
Lamb’s first race captured national attention when he upset GOP state Rep. Rick Saccone in the special election in the Trump friendly old 18th District. His opponent for the newly drawn 17th District, Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-Allegheny), was a well funded candidate, who raised over $3M during his re-election bid.
Lamb is one of three Democrats in the state targeted by the NRCC to flip in 2020, along with Reps. Matt Cartwright (D-Lackawanna) and Susan Wild (D-Lehigh).