PA7: Wild Outraises Scheller in Q2

Rep. Susan Wild (D-Lehigh) bested GOP challenger Lisa Scheller during the second quarter FEC filing report. 

Wild’s campaign raised just over $600,000 from the beginning of April to the end of June, while spending just under $155,000 during this time period. 

She entered July with over $960,000 cash on hand and has raised $1.18 million cash on hand in the election cycle-to-date

Scheller, a former Lehigh County Commissioner and businesswoman who lost Wild by just under 4 points in 2020 for Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District and is seeking her party’s nomination in 2022, raised just under $225,000 from the beginning of April to the end of June, while spending nearly $105,000 during this time period. 

Scheller entered July with nearly $795,000 cash on hand. Her campaign has raised over $880,000 in the election cycle-to-date, however, $500,000 of it is from a loan she gave to her campaign in the previous quarter

Scheller bested Wild in the first three months of the year, due to a large self loan she gave to her campaign. 

In the first three months of the year, Scheller’s campaign raised just under $650,000, although $500,000 of it was from a loan she gave to her campaign. Wild’s campaign raised just over $530,000 from the beginning of January to the end of March. 

Kevin Dellicker, a businessman and veteran who joined the GOP race for the 7th Congressional District in July, has yet to file a campaign finance report. 

Wild’s 2021 second quarter is higher than the amount she raised at the same point in the previous cycle. 

In her July 2019 filing, Wild raised $355,000, while bringing over $420,000 cash on hand into the 3rd quarter. 

Scheller didn’t file her first campaign finance report in the previous cycle until Q3 of 2019. 

According to the post-general election 2020 FEC filing, Wild raised $4.65 million during the previous election cycle. Scheller raised $3.73 million during the previous election cycle, with $2.45 million of it being from loans she gave to her campaign. 

Wild and Joe Biden carried the 7th Congressional District by similar margins. Wild won by just under 4 points, while Biden bested Donald Trump by just under 5 points, according to Daily Kos

Wild is one of four Democrats in the state targeted by the NRCC to flip in 2022, along with Reps. Matt Cartwright (D-Lackawanna), Chrissy Houlahan (D-Chester), and Conor Lamb (D-Allegheny).

However, Pennsylvania is slated to lose a seat after redistricting, making it difficult for any challenger and incumbent to accurately size up their 2022 prospects.

4 Responses

  1. Time for daddy dean to come out of my bedroom and jump balls deep into this race like he goes into me. I’ll bring my vast Lehigh valley experience and help daddy dean win! Our chances of winning are as real as Lisa’s dyed red hair! #bottoms4browning

  2. Literally everything Lisa says is fake. Fake hunter, fake conservative, FAKE FUNDRAISING NUMBERS. It’s honestly sad, because Susan Wild is somewhat vulnerable, especially if PA-07 gets any more red after redistricting. Sadly, Lisa ain’t it.

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