Despite GOP challenger Lisa Scheller providing another large loan to her own campaign, Rep. Susan Wild (D-Lehigh) outraised her in the third quarter FEC filing report.
Wild’s campaign raised $1.14 million from the beginning of July to the end of September, while spending $1.69 million during this time period. The incumbent Democrat raised more this quarter than she did in the previous filing period, when she led the state’s Congressional delegation by raising $875,000 from the beginning of April to the end of June.
Scheller’s campaign raised $1.10 million from the beginning of July to the end of September, while spending $1.14 million during this time period. Sheller’s third quarter haul is her strongest for her campaign to-date, although $650,000 of it was from a loan she gave to her campaign. Scheller has now loaned her campaign $1.85 million in the election cycle-to-date.
Her third quarter haul is an improvement from the previous filing period when she raised just over $850,000 from the beginning of April to the end of June, although $600,000 of that was from a loan she gave to her campaign.
Scheller has now raised $2.95 million in the election cycle-to-date, which is more than any other GOP congressional challenger in the state, with $1.85 million of it being from loans she gave to her campaign. She entered October with $330,000 cash on hand.
During Wild’s 2018 bid for Congress, she consistently outraised her GOP counterpart, Marty Nothstein.
Wild is currently one of three Pennsylvania Democrats being targeted by the NRCC’s initial 2020 list, along with Reps. Matt Cartwright (D-Lackawanna) and Conor Lamb (D-Allegheny).