PA7: Wild Raises Over $225K In Q1
Rep. Susan Wild (D-Lehigh) won one of the most closely watched races in Pennsylvania in 2018 and has filed her first full campaign finance report as a member of Congress.
Wild’s campaign raised $228,000 from the beginning of 2019 to the end of March according to the Morning Call. She’s raised just over $275,000 in the election cycle-to-date.
Wild outraised her GOP counterpart, Marty Nothstein, by wide margins throughout her bid for Congress last year.
She entered the month of April with just over $190,000 cash on hand.
The Morning Call reports that a Politico analysis places Wild as one of the eight Democrats out of 43 being targeted by Republicans to raise less than $300,000 in the first quarter of the year, although she raised more than most of Pennsylvania’s six other freshman representatives.
Dean Browning, a former Lehigh County commissioner, is the only declared GOP candidate thus far for the 7th District in 2020. His campaign raised $105,000 in the first quarter of the year, with nearly all of it coming from a $100,000 personal loan Browning made to the campaign, according to the Morning Call.
Wild is one of three Pennsylvania Democrats being targeted by the NRCC in their initial 2020 list, along with Reps. Matt Cartwright (D-Lackawanna) and Conor Lamb (D-Allegheny).